Where two of intown Atlanta’s most coveted neighborhoods come together, this lofty condo with a mildly postmodern vibe is being called an example of enduring, contemporary design done right.
Frequent travelers of John Lewis Freedom Parkway or the PATH Trail that snakes alongside it might recognize the facade here at Highland Green—not to be confused with the Highland Green townhomes of Virginia-Highland, neighboring the Beltline.
The eight-unit complex designed by Atlanta architect Peter Drey and finished in 2002 (the same year city council designated Inman Park an official Historic District) rarely sees properties come up for sale, according to listing agent Toby Rhinehart, of Keller Williams Buckhead.
Indeed, city records indicate this unit, 1B, has sold only twice in nearly two decades—and not for more than 11 years, back when it went for $330,000.
It’s a sign of Inman Park’s desirability and the city’s steamrolling economy that the listing price posted this week—$600,000 even—is almost twice that. The address, across the road from the Carter Center and all Poncey-Highland has to offer, too, certainly doesn’t hurt.
The listing claims the location, location, location of this “modern gem” can’t get any better (WalkScore: 89), with “literally hundreds” of shops and eateries within strolling or easy biking distance.
The exterior still qualifies as hip, and the double-height loftiness of the light-filled main living space inside makes the kind of impression urban sophisticates crave. At least one demographic (empty-nesters), however, could take issue with the open-concept master bedroom, single-slot garage, and so many stairs.
On the plus side are two-story windows that boost the sense of openness, the kitchen’s Viking range, and a trio of balconies for soaking in autumn.
Across 1,332 square feet it has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. And the monthly HOA commitment is $444.