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‘Trophy penthouse’ at downtown’s W Residences aims for highest sale in 23 years

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Can “arresting, 180-degree views and dazzling sunsets” help $2.75M listing claim top sale in city’s core since 1995?

A photo of the interior of a W Residences downtown condo that’s killer.
Windows for miles over downtown.
Coldwell Banker

Back in 2016, this glamorous, titanic sky-pad described as the “trophy penthouse” at The Residences at W Atlanta-Downtown claimed the second highest sales price in history for an Atlanta condo outside Buckhead: $2.55 million.

Now it’s back, aiming to more firmly root itself in second place.

With a fresh kitchen of marble and Gaggenau appliances, this 2,978-square-footer with a public aquarium’s worth of glass to capture “arresting, 180-degree views and dazzling sunsets” is now asking $2.75 million.

Achieving that mark would make it (again) the second highest condo sale in Midtown and downtown history.

So what’s the record holder? A 12,000-square-foot penthouse at Above The Four Seasons Atlanta purchased by Cabbage Patch Kids founder Xavier Roberts for $3.4 million way back in 1995, per Coldwell Banker’s Marc Castillo, the listing agent.

This glassy downtown tower, finished in 2008, has been a preferred home of Atlanta athletes over the years, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here. Although the mini in-home gym (with rather spellbinding views) lined with autographed jerseys of Atlanta icons would hint otherwise.

A designer renovation throughout is anything but boring, resulting in a marble bathroom, eye-catching wall coverings, and all-encompassing home automation with ubiquitous stereo.

If there’s a catch beyond the lofty ask, it could be the room count (two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms), but such is the price for large, soaring living spaces elsewhere.

While cozy and functional, the “outdoor living room for al fresco entertaining” could seem underwhelming for Atlanta high-rise living, especially for a home at this size and price. Consider the outdoor playlands Hawks star Jeff Teague and the Braves’s Dan Uggla were once rocking in Buckhead, although those were abnormal and arguably excessive.

On the flip side, of course, being associated with the W brand means top-flight hotel services and amenities, and this building offers Atlanta’s only residential helipad services.

Take that, Uber.