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At Midtown’s historic Reid House, shiplapped solarium highlights $569K condo

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Two-bedroom flat on Peachtree Street has classic charm but isn’t without constraints

A photo of a solarium at a Midtown Atlanta condo high over the city.
The view toward Piedmont Park.
Dorsey Alston Realtors

Atlanta condo hunters in the mood for Midtown walkability in a building that’ll never be replicated would probably find much to admire at under-the-radar Reid House on Peachtree Street.

Ten stories of classical revival architecture designed by Atlanta’s famed Philip T. Shutze (of the Hentz, Reid, and Adler firm, and thus the building’s name), Reid House stands across the street from the High Museum. It’s been listed on the National Register of Historic Places for nearly 40 years.

So it’s appropriate this recently listed two-bedroom condo on a lower floor exudes a regal vibe alongside modern touches like soapstone countertops and shiplap. Described as bright and airy, with views over Peachtree and Ansley Park, it’s asking $569,000.

Bursting with sunshine, the solarium is an unexpected highlight (and the closest thing to an outdoor patio here), adjoining an updated kitchen with a nifty Sub-Zero fridge. As a crafty use of space, a closet unveils a murphy bed, which transforms the office/library into an additional bedroom, sort of.

From the trim around ceiling fans to the wainscoting and built-in library shelving, other classical details abound, without coming off as too antiquated.

Drawbacks, for some, could include the single parking space and unconventional layout. And the most functional section of the kitchen is Manhattan-tight, while the master bathroom, by today’s standards (at least in Atlanta), is a squeeze. It does have marble, though.

The square footage isn’t specified. But in terms of numbers that are available, perhaps the sterling 87 WalkScore can help offset the sting of $824 monthly HOA fees.