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For $2.2M, bodacious Midtown penthouse is called city living at its finest

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It’s among Midtown’s priciest condos at the moment, but does it constitute the “ultimate intown residence”?

A two story penthouse for sale in Midtown Atlanta right now.
The double-height kitchen and dining area in this 1951 conversion.
Atlanta InTown Real Estate

Deep-pocketed condo hunters of Atlanta who covet sheer space over walled-off privacy could find their urban Valhalla here.

With more than 4,200 square feet, two levels, and huge windows at every turn, this corner penthouse at the 805 Peachtree building is a magnet for bold marketing language: It’s “city living at its best,” “one-of-a-kind,” and the “ultimate intown residence,” as the listing sees it.

Could be. But owning so much of a coveted Midtown building, in such a primo intown location (WalkScore: 89), comes at a premium, of course.

The 1951 building was originally federal government offices. George Rohrig (of Cartel Properties) and his frequent investment partners the Loudermilk family (of Aaron Rents fame) bought it in the late ’90s and converted it into a boutique condo building with street retail.

The 805 Peachtree penthouses have long been among the subdistrict’s most impressive, as adaptive-reuse lofts go.

How the loft’s upstairs social area and patio consume a corner of the 805 Peachtree building.

With three (mostly) open-format bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, this unit was listed in recent days at $2.2 million by Atlanta InTown Real Estate. With the exception of two offerings at One Museum Place, the asking price makes it the priciest built condo in Midtown right now.

Records indicate it hasn’t sold for 15 years; it went for $1.17 million back then.

Perks include two patios off the main floor and a large, L-shaped rooftop terrace with panoramic views.

Beyond the home, the property offers an impressive pool (heated and cooled; city views galore), clubhouse, and a functional fitness center.

But in the case of a loft this large, the attendant monthly HOA commitment—$1,961—is a heavy lift alone.

Artful seating and wall decor off the foyer.
The kitchen and dining area neighbors a covered patio on the main floor. Above, a double-sided fireplace is seen through the fanciful chandelier.
Living room, with a sound system and skyline views.
The master bedroom has an atypical door ...
and the option of watching Bank of America Plaza glow from bed.
Windows abound upstairs.
A game and bar area, with patios.
The wet bar.
The upstairs john.
Views toward the west.
Looking south at night, toward downtown.