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Lofty Peachtree condo makes case for being Atlanta’s best sub-$150K option

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It comes furnished, and the Art Deco building’s address is deemed a “Walker’s Paradise,” but parking is zilch

A big white loft area with a kitchen at left and a piano at right.
An updated kitchen and room for a piano at 32 Peachtree Street NW, Unit 506.
Compass; photography by Beth Greenberg, Advantage Home Tours

As chronicled recently on these pages, alluring Atlanta condos in favorable locations with price tags of less than $250,000 haven’t completely gone extinct in this era of mass appreciation.

And neither have options asking significantly less that aren’t exactly walk-in closets.

For an example of what could be intown’s most viable, sub-$150,000 condo option at the moment, let’s turn attention to the southern end of downtown’s Woodruff Park—more specifically to the William-Oliver Building, designed by Pringle and Smith Architects and completed in 1930 as Atlanta’s first Art Deco skyscraper.

After weeks on the market and a price adjustment of $10,000 earlier this month, this lofty one-bedroom now costs $145,000, as listed with Compass.

A row of large buildings in downtown Atlanta.
The building, at center, as seen from Woodruff Park.

It’s that rare Atlanta condo that comes furnished. Another bonus: The William-Oliver Building counts a dynamite 98 WalkScore, a “Walker’s Paradise” mark that’s almost unbeatable in Atlanta. There’s a legitimate, in-unit laundry room and dining space. And while not piddly, the $339 monthly HOA fees cover a 24/7 concierge, gym access, and the rooftop kitchen.

So why the lingering on the market?

Is the ghostly Underground Atlanta a deterrent? Is Woodruff Park not Piedmont Park enough?

It’s true the 609-square-foot tally is not large by Atlanta standards, though high ceilings and big windows help to open the space up. Another number—included parking spaces: zero—could turn away some Atlantans, too.

Cheaper options do exist in Midtown and other core neighborhoods that are smaller, blander, or too new to carry the same vibe, generally speaking.

In a way, it’s like the anthesis of sprawling, all-frills condos in the trendiest part of Old Fourth Ward that cost north of $2 million. Records indicate it last traded two years ago for $125,000.

A white living room with a red chair.
Living room view toward the entry and dining space.
A living room with a piano in it.
The ceiling exposes the building’s concrete bones.
A white kitchen with an exposed ductwork.
Find granite and stainless steel alongside ductwork in the kitchen.
A purple and white large bedroom.
The bright bedroom space, with a TV positioned behind, out of the frame.
A white bathroom with wood ceiling.
The lone bathroom was recently overhauled.
A little gym with beige walls.
Onsite gym.
A brown kitchen area on a building’s roof.
Rooftop amenities include a kitchen. This is the 17th floor.
A rooftop on a big building with glassy towers around it.
Hangout areas positioned around the old rooftop, with downtown views.