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At downtown’s historic Healey Building, call ‘penthouse’ home for $320K

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Two-bedroom flat is perched atop century-old Gothic Revival skyscraper

A penthouse for sale in downtown Atlanta.
Light fixtures (and curtains) befitting the architecture.
Beacham & Company

While it might be labeled a penthouse more for elevation than sheer size or pomposity, this two-bedroom pad atop downtown’s historic Healey Building affords the city views penthouse buyers expect, without the top-tier pricing.

The Gothic Revival skyscraper on Forsyth Street—constructed as offices in 1913 and converted to condos in 2005—is the latest historic high-rise in the area to be upgraded, with a $1.5 million commercial spruce-up happening at its base.

Meanwhile, on the top floor, the 1,080-square-foot condo has unobstructed views to the northwest, over Centennial Olympic Park and off toward Kennesaw Mountain.

Listed this week for $319,999 (plus $426 monthly HOA fees), it offers a style that might not dazzle like penthouses up the street but doesn’t smack as sorely dated either.

It has a half-bathroom, in addition to two full ones, which the listing asserts is “ULTRA RARE,” plus around-the-clock security and an onsite fitness center.

A buyer could be wise, per the listing, to rent it long-term or via Airbnb for more temporary downtown dwellers (and Super Bowl attendees).

In terms of style and customizations, it’s a far cry from another, more grandiose Healey penthouse listed early this year—and still for sale—at four times the price.

An added bonus is that, like much of downtown, this section of Forsyth Street counts some of Atlanta’s strongest WalkScores.

In fact, this address earns a “Walker’s Paradise” mark of 97.