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Midtown townhome, a ‘former celebrity residence,’ supposedly priced to sell at $1M

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South of Piedmont Park, architectural end unit counts divine rooftop terrace and primo walkability

A photo of the townhome property’s 5th Street frontage, in winter, at night, in Atlanta.
The property’s 5th Street frontage, in winter, at night.
Re/Max Around Atlanta Realty

A few blocks south of Piedmont Park in Midtown’s leafy residential district, the 5th & Piedmont townhome project was attracting plaudits on these pages—long before it existed—for the way it fused super-mod home stylings with an 1890s, historical house on the corner.

The Smith Dalia-designed complex of six residences was built atop a hidden parking structure, which helped earn its status as an AIA Georgia Residential Design Award finalist. Three years later, the unit farthest from the old home is up for a second resale.

The listing isn’t shy in asserting that the $998,000 ask posted this week is “priced for immediate sale!” Or that this “not your ordinary” townhome is a “former celebrity residence,” which appears to be a reference to author, CEO, and general renaissance man Dewey Sadka.

The design throughout these 2,394 square feet is sleek, sophisticated contemporary that doesn’t veer too far into icy territory, with vaulted ceilings, windows aplenty, and an expansive, top-flight kitchen.

Find just three bedrooms throughout, which means those rooms aren’t exactly squeezed for space.

The true showstopper here, though, is on the roof, where the semi-private terrace serves divine views of lower Midtown and downtown, with an abundance of good-times potential courtesy of a fireplace and hot tub.

Other perks: The view from some windows suggests trees have matured enough to provide privacy from the street since the building finished in 2015.

And the “Walker’s Paradise” WalkScore of 91 is both applaudable and expected around here.

An elevator, it seems, is still an option that hasn’t managed to exist. And being that the property traded for $897,000 about 10 months ago, the new priced-to-sell number could be called ambitious.