To say attractive Atlanta housing priced in the low-$300,000s in primo locations has gone extinct wouldn’t be telling the full truth.

Homes meeting those specifications are out there. They just require making concessions. Like living in the sort of space where opening a closet door requires moving a chair.

Case in point is this hip, charming condo at the vintage Park View building in Midtown, which couldn’t be much closer to Piedmont Park without violating zoning ordinances.

According to Midtown Alliance, the three-story building finished construction in 1923 and now counts 25 condominiums. It underwent a renovation two decades ago and has been lovingly maintained since, per the listing.

Photography by Jordan Nelson; courtesy of Compass

Priced at $315,000, the condo in question counts a legitimate, not-a-studio bedroom (large enough for a king bed actually), a single bathroom, and two entrances in 792 square feet.

With its three sides of window walls, the condo’s sunroom (alternately: the office) is a treat for the senses that fills the living room with light. But the main selling point is probably the ability to access Atlanta’s marquee greenspace in seconds. 

“I’m a Midtowner through-and-through, and living on Piedmont Park is a truly special thing, especially during and after the pandemic,” Compass agent Matthew Doyle, who holds the listing, wrote to Urbanize Atlanta via email. “This home truly embodies all of the key quintessential qualities that embrace the term pied-á-terre: historic, walkable, hip, turn-key, charming.”

An example of custom lighting and Geoff McFetridge wallpaper in the living room. Photography by Jordan Nelson; courtesy of Compass

Doyle says “turn-key” could be taken up a notch here, as the seller is willing to negotiate furniture into the deal. Even the his-and-hers bikes in the included storage closet are potentially up for grabs.

Inside the condo, period detailing that includes original doors is melded with more contemporary touches, such as designer lighting and wallpaper by artist Geoff McFetridge. A recent renovation updated the lone bathroom with subway tile and vintage flooring.

Photography by Jordan Nelson; courtesy of Compass

Beyond the storage unit, surprise perks include a handy laundry room, keyless front door lock, and gigabit ethernet internet in the building. HOA dues of $365 monthly cover water and gas bills, and the unit comes with an assigned, gated parking spot.

It might lack the sprawling footprint of larger new condos up the street, but there’s no shortage of personality here. Have a look-see in the gallery.

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