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At ‘the best building in Midtown,’ this modernized 1970s pad seeks $519K

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The two-bedroom condo overlooking Colony Square has funkiness to match midcentury vibes

A white condo with a white couch at right and skyline views out the window.
Skyline views afforded from the couch and dining table at 147 15th Street’s Unit 11e.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

As one of Midtown’s original stacked condo options, Hanover House was once a fortressed anomaly among grand estates gone shabby and seedy streets.

The neighborhood has drastically changed since this Colony Square component debuted in 1972, but the building retains an essence of the era that’s back en vogue.

Maybe it’s the layout or white porcelain floors. Or the hallway of stylized concrete leading to it. But this 11th-floor flat has an air of 1970s vintage meeting 21st century updates.

The only condo for sale at the moment in this particular building at 147 15th Street—boldly described in the listing as “the best building in Midtown”—it carries an asking price of $519,000, as listed with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers.

A condo hallway with a big window and concrete walls.
The property’s throwback, concrete-walled 11th-floor hallway.

The hyperbole doesn’t end there. One feature of living here is “the best concierge service in the city,” which is funded by the complex’s notoriously high HOA fees.

In this case, $809 monthly.

That doesn’t grant pool access, but amenities do include proximity to Piedmont Park and the next-door rejuvenation of Colony Square.

The condo brings two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,349 square feet, with updates spanning from the kitchen (Miele appliances, a Sub-Zero fridge) to the overhauled master bathroom (sensor-activated floodlights, SieMatic cabinets like the kitchen’s).

This unit’s original owners actually still live in the building, as the listing notes, “because people hate to leave!”

So those relatively high HOAs must become more tolerable with time?

A white and modern kitchen with views to a living room.
Kitchen access and views, off the entry foyer.
A white living room with cheap art all around it.
Living room layout.
A bedroom with two windows and a bed.
One of two bedrooms with Midtown vistas.
A huge white bathroom with two sinks.
A floating vanity in the overhauled master bathroom.
A beige bedroom with big windows and a white bed.
The other sleeping quarters.
A balcony with seating and views of a city.
The bedroom-accessed balcony overlooks recent Colony Square construction.
A 1970s lobby with a white ceiling and old desk.
Groovy vibes in the lobby.