Categories: Atlanta, Buckhead, Condos, Penthouse, The Astoria
This stunning penthouse at The Astoria came on the market a couple weeks ago. I toured the space during a broker open and I can tell you first hand the space is extremely well done. Everything has been thought of down the tiniest detail. With approximately 4,040 square feet, you have plenty of room to stretch out inside. Outside there are four long covered terraces to enjoy, but the magic is really inside. Spectacular views of Buckhead and Midtown are seen through walls of glass.
One of my absolute favorite rooms in the condo is the indoor/outdoor lanai shown in the photo above. This room is enclosed in Nano hurricane-strength folding glass doors on all sides. These doors fold into themselves to open the room to the outdoors. The lanai also has a ventless gas fireplace for those chilly Atlanta evenings. Pretty clever and very well thought out considering the terraces are not large by any means. Click Here for More Photos & the Rest of the Feature
Categories: Atlanta, Buckhead, Condos, Desktop Photos, Downtown, Foreclosure, Auctions, Short Sales, Home Prices, Luxury Leases, Market Statistics, Midtown, Penthouse
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Categories: Atlanta, Buckhead, Condos, Mandarin Oriental Atlanta Residences
The Residences at the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta in Buckhead might be finally coming to a tipping point. They recently released a smaller unit with roughly 2,000 interior square feet on the 53rd floor of the building. The price is considerably lower than the other units in the building – $1.399 million. Could they be realizing the sweet spot for condominium buyers is around a million?
Lets face it, the building has had its fair share of ups and downs, but I think this is a step in the right direction. Lowering the price point to a place where a lot of activity is taking place is a smart move. The existing units in the building (that have been built out already) are still on the market today. They did lower the prices of those units as well by a couple hundred thousand dollars.
Back to 53A. This is a completely custom residence that features an open floor plan with the kitchen, dining and living room overlooking a huge covered terrace (with a fireplace and gas grill). The master bedroom has a sitting area, morning kitchen, large bathroom with great views and a huge closet. There is also one additional bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk-in closet.
The unit is located on the 53rd floor and is slightly less than half the entire floor in terms of square footage. The unit next door is a two-story unit which is comprised of a full-floor on 54 and a half-floor on 53.
Priced at $1.399, this will be the lowest priced completed unit in the building. The pricing is slightly more than units in the neighboring Sovereign condominium – where you can get about 2400 square feet for the same price. But then, you don’t have the Mandarine name.
At this point, you can pick out all interior finishes for the unit – as well as make additional changes (not included in the asking price).
What’s for sale at the Mandarin Oriental?
Categories: Atlanta, Buckhead, Condos, Home Prices, St. Regis Residences
The St. Regis Residences Buckhead has planted its feet firmly at the top of the condo market, closing yet another shell in the 53-unit building. Yes, a shell for over $8,000,000 in the Atlanta condo market.
Residences 2410 and 2430 were sold to one buyer for $8,317,650 and have approximately 11,715 square feet of space – which works out to be $710 per square foot before any type of build-out.
Could we be at a turning point in the luxury condo market? The answer is yes on so many levels. You have heard me say it before. Our condo inventory has shrunk to unheard of levels and most of the buildings are near a complete sell-out of their inventory. The Ritz-Carlton Residences Buckhead has sold out of their two- and three-bedroom condos. The Brookwood has nothing left. Astoria has a few left.
There really aren’t many choices for new “shell” construction in Atlanta. Your choices are either the St. Regis Residences Buckhead or The Residences at the Mandarin Oriental. Other than these two condominium projects, you would have to completely gut your unit of choice and start from scratch. That could get very costly.
What’s for sale at the St. Regis Buckhead?
Categories: 3630 Peachtree, Atlanta, Buckhead, Condos, Market Statistics, Ritz-Carlton Residences
It’s yet another stellar number for a high-profile building in Buckhead.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences Buckhead managed to close 55 of its luxury condominiums in Buckhead, closing $39,570,400 in 2012 (with an average sales price of $719,462). It’s another great number for the condo market, as out inventory continues to dwindle. With no new condo buildings for 2013 and beyond (except rental buildings), I expect to see a very strong resale market in the not-so-distant future.
So how did the Ritz-Carlton Residences Buckhead manage to close so many units last year? They had the benefit of waiting to come to market until the timing was right. Other buildings came to market and then had to reduce their pricing in order to generate sales – like Terminus (remember those huge discounts?). The developers of 3630 Peachtree were quite smart in waiting. There have been no severe price reductions and buyers were able to get a lot for their money. Each unit comes with a storage space, a minimum of two-parking spaces (even for a one-bedroom unit), motorized shades and a complete kitchen Viking® appliance package (including a gas range), plus a washer/dryer. And lets not forget the legendary services of the Ritz-Carlton as well.
What’s left for sale in the building? Check it out below, but call me for information. They have limited inventory.
Categories: Atlanta, Buckhead, Condos, Home Prices, Market Statistics, Sovereign
Regent Partners has been on a roll lately and condo sales in the ultimate luxury Buckhead tower, Sovereign, have picked up steam. In 2012, 19 luxury condominiums sold for a total of $30,262,500 – which works out to be an average of $1,592,763 per unit. Compare that with 1010 Midtown closing just under the same dollar value ($29 million), but having to sell 82 more units to get there. And no, I’m not comparing the two buildings, just dollar values.
About half of the buyers at Sovereign opted to finance their purchases, while half paid cash. Financing options have become more favorable for condo buyers, which is why we are finally seeing buildings around town close more of their units.
Oh yeah, and I closed two sales in the building last year (units 4502 and 3203) for a combined total of $2,925,000.
What’s for sale at Sovereign in Buckhead, Atlanta?