Buckhead can be an expensive place to buy a condo — just ask Sir Elton John — but there are alternatives to the always-pricey St. Regis. They might be a dying breed, but buildings dating back to the early days of Buckhead's boom (when Disco Kroger was actually next door to a disco) are out there — and they offer sizable units for less than $150,000. Lacking the swanky amenities of newer buildings — sorry, no juice bars or concierge pampering — these units make up for it in their ability to make dollars stretch. As long as a buyer can look past the pink and yellow bathroom tiles and parquet floors, there's plenty of potential... It's up to you to decide which of these units is the best value! It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch!
2965 Pharr Court South
Space: 2 bed / 2 bath / 1,064 square feet
There's not much to say about this place. It's spacious for a two bedroom and the building features a pool, but the windows are small, the ceilings low and the configuration dated. The kitchen and bathrooms have been updated from the 1950s vintage of the building but could stand for a redo. Nonetheless, for the price, it's hard to beat the space.
3060 Pharr Court North
Space: 3 bed / 2 bath / 1,507 square feet
With high ceilings and large rooms, this seventh floor unit has lots of natural light and stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms could stand for a redo and the kitchen cabinets probably need to go, but the building has some distinctive character and there's even a pool out back. But it is the pricier competitor here.