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For $319K, downtown ‘penthouse’ is an explosion of art, color, wallpaper

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Condo atop historic Art Deco tower is “fit for a king or queen!”

A condo for sale in downtown Atlanta.
A powder room was recently added off this regal foyer.
PalmerHouse Properties

Minimalists of Atlanta might want to shield their eyes.

This recently listed downtown condo—marketed as a “penthouse fit for a King or Queen!”—is chockfull of unmissable design choices, a gallery’s worth of art, and one variety of bold wallpaper after the next.

It certainly isn’t boring—or quiet—but it’s hardly whacky.

The unique, professionally decorated unit is perched atop the William-Oliver Building, designed by Pringle and Smith Architects and completed in 1930 as Atlanta’s first Art Deco skyscraper. (Fun fact: It’s named for political leader and developer Thomas Healey’s two grandsons, William and Oliver.)

The gilded lobby, a primer for elaborate designs upstairs.

Maybe it’s technically true, but calling a one-bedroom flat with 1,310 square feet a penthouse smacks as a stretch.

One obvious plus is the almost-perfect 99 WalkScore afforded by a property so close to public transit and dining options, just up the street from the thriving cultural nerve center tumbleweeds of Underground Atlanta.

Moving inside, fans of reflective, custom gold doors will be in heaven. The corner bar and new powder room are nice. And the kitchen has that rarest of countertop features: a tri-level marble waterfall.

Monthly HOA fees are listed as a stiff $740, which grants access to bike storage, a new fitness center, and meeting room, but no pool. On the bright side, the owner is offering a year of parking fees included, per the listing.

PalmerHouse Properties & Associates listed the property last week at $319,000. It’s an instance where the g-word again makes an appearance as part of the sales pitch: “Steps from restaurants and Gulch!”

So many golden doors preview the party about to happen at the custom bar.
A cozy dining area.
Sunshine floods the art-filled living room via a skylight.
The updated kitchen, with more subdued wall patterns.
The skylight theme continues in the bedroom, where sunshine reflects off another golden door.
Primary john.
Attached to the roof deck is a full “clubhouse,” as the listing describes it, with a kitchen and seating for dining or socializing.
Westward views from the roof.