John Wieland’s One Museum Place Takes Flight

One Museum Place Elevation

Well I have some juicy information for you today on the long delayed, but now “very on” exquisite development One Museum Place. This is going to be one of my favorite projects in Atlanta! One Museum Place will be a very unique project and the developer has thought of everything, from every angle, down to the smallest details. It is a very forward thinking project and we haven’t seen anything built like this before. Not on such an intimate scale and glorious design. I’m a huge fan of modern design. The development is going to echo the High Museum of Art, which is just across the street, with two “wings” looking onto an inner courtyard.

One Museum Place is a refined collection of 45 residences with Atlanta’s premiere location, directly across from the High Museum of Art. Instead of constructing a glass tower, I reserved the property to build the kind of home where I would want to live. One Museum Place is destined to complement the masterworks of Renzo Piano and Richard Meier with an impeccable design for livability and luxury by the best and brightest team I could assemble. Life at One Museum Place will be unprecedented, and its enduring legacy will be an experience that only a select few Atlantans will ever know.
John Wieland

Formerly, the gated, 5-story development was going to have a total of 48 homes, but this has changed. There are now only 45 residences, as three condos were combined into adjoining homes to create sprawling layouts. I have seen the floor plans and I can tell you first hand they are really well done. They are well thought out, interesting, and at this early stage, somewhat changeable. That won’t be true for long, but if you are absolutely wanting to change something, now would be the time. There isn’t any wasted space in the plans. Usually I am going through them re-designing everything wondering how they went so wrong.

Pricing starts in the mid $800,000’s (for approximately 1,700 square feet) and climb to about $3,700,000 (for just under 5,200 square feet). Most homes are flow-through units – meaning they go from one side of the building to the other. I typically see this in Miami quite often. I really love it because you end up getting completely different views from the same condo. It also makes your home feel more spacious.

Penthouse units will have rooftop access. Buyers will be able to create lush outdoor gardens and entertaining spaces in the middle of the city. It’s going to be quite fabulous. The technology found in your home and through the development will include Single Device Technology Control (just one fob for everything, including the elevator, garage, gate, etc..), Smart Elevator Technology (just enter the elevator and it will recognize you) and System Ready Home Integration (for all your smart home needs).

Communal spaces for the fitness center and owner’s lounge will be located on the ground floor with direct pedestrian access to Peachtree Street. The fitness center will be located on the right of the (same side as unit M) and will have the requisite workout equipment, as well as bathrooms, massage room, yoga/aerobics room and a juice bar. A guest suite “apartment” will also be on the same side. It will have a separate bedroom, bathroom, living room and a kitchen. That will be wonderful amenity when you have guest overflow.

The more social areas will be located on the left side of the development (same side as unit A). A wonderful lounge surrounded by windows will be at the front of the building facing Peachtree Street. A double-sided fireplace, reading nook, bar, wine storage, catering kitchen, lobby, bathrooms and a “Commons” room will also be on this level. The Commons room will be an all purpose entertaining room and will also have access to a terrace. Private storage lockers will also be available.

The exterior facade will be composed of Swiss Pearl composite facade panels, brick and slate tiles. Two sizes of cast granite pavers will line the walkways and driveway. Kolbe Ultra Lux windows will be used throughout the project on the over 1,000 windows. Pictured below is what the lower portion of the buildings inner courtyard will look like. It is meant to look more like a refined garden, so homeowners looking out of their windows will have a lush green view.

One Museum Place Materials 2

John Wieland put together a team of very accomplished individuals to create his legacy masterpiece. John and Randy Shields are the projects developers. Randy collaborated with John on the recent expansion of the High Museum of Art. Building architects Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam were chosen for the expertise in modern design. You can take a look at some of their stellar projects here. Landscape architects for One Museum Place are Gary Hilderbrand and Susan Stainback, Mature trees and plants will be used in the terraced gardens fronting Peachtree and throughout the project. Mark Williams will be handling the interior design and has hand selected all finishes used throughout the common areas and units.

The building method is stick-frame construction above a level of parking, which is below grade along the Peachtree frontage. All units will have an actual private garage  inside the parking deck – and yes, with a garage door. All units will also have direct elevator access – meaning the elevator will open directly into your private foyer. One Museum Place will have Electric Vehicle Charing Stations inside the garage.

Now, I did inquire about the noise factor since this project is located on a very busy Peachtree Street, but my thoughts have been put to rest. Double wall demising partitions, acoustic flooring underlayment, acoustically treated walls around elevators and stairs, mechanical equipment on isolation pads, sound dampening coatings on all trash chute liners (which are located in each unit), and most importantly, acoustically rated windows along Peachtree Street.

10 units have already been quietly reserved! John Wieland is also one of the residents. All in all, One Museum Place is going to be a stellar development in the heart of Midtown.

What’s for sale at One Museum Place? Much more than is listed in the MLS. Please contact me for availability and to schedule a private presentation.

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  1. says: T

    Low / mid-rise is more ideal here. Sounds like the project is top notch and will finally fill that eyesore.

    Out of curiosity I compared rents at some recent new apartments and how they would break out on an equivalent mortgage then price per sq ft. At 92 West Paces Ferry the largest unit is 1,512 sq ft (2/2) and starts at $3,050 / month ($2 psf). Assuming a 4.25% mortgage at 100% LTV this equates to ~$640,000 or $425 psf. At the low end, and I realize that there is never a unit sold for the “starting price”, this project is around $500 psf. Of course this doesn’t count the taxes and HOAs, nor does it add back the tax shield associated with property taxes and interest.

    I know the units at Buckhead Atlanta are much higher than the $2 psf rents at 92 West Paces Ferry and at those price points, on an equivalent mortgage, the spread isn’t all that wide compared to the high end for sale units.

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