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5 Heavenly High-Rises for a Second Home

Lauren Finney | June 14, 2018 | Home & Real Estate

Believe it: Atlanta’s now outpacing San Francisco with rents rising three times faster than the national median. But you still get a lot for your money—here’s where to consider.


Expect floor-to-ceiling windows, ubermodern design and more at the brand-new lilli Midtown.

Luxury living on the park—Piedmont Park, that is—is on par with what you’d find in a Fifth Avenue white-glove building in New York City at the new 22-story Piedmont House, where penthouses can go up to $10,500 per month. With that comes a demo kitchen and chef’s table, baby grand piano, resort-style pool, pet amenities and, of course, killer park views.

Miami-based The Related Group’s stuck its flag in the sand in a big way with 39-story Icon Midtown Atlanta, where every detail has been thoughtfully laid out, from common spaces, like The Playground, where the pool extends into the building and the hot tub hangs over 14th Street infinity-style, to the Club Level, where Habachy Designs gave the space an urban feel. And that’s before adding the striking artwork on the side of the building (by Alex “Hense” Brewer) and the ground-floor Whole Foods Market to the list of why you should be living here in the penthouses that go up to $5,800 per month.

YOO on the Park—literally steps from Piedmont Park—was designed by Philippe Starck and has his signature sexiness throughout the property. Concierge services, a juice bar, outdoor high-intensity interval training equipment, an organic herb garden, a see-and-be-seen pool: Everyone from design fiends to hard-to-please ex-New Yorkers will love this space, where penthouses go up to $6,300 per month.

JPX Works’ lilli Midtown across from the Fox Theatre is finally completed and includes everything from a residents’ lounge with a double-sided fireplace and 15-foot floor-to-ceiling glass windows to a rooftop fire pit and the ever-essential pool with sun shelf and in-water lounge chairs. Penthouses can have residents living in comfort and style with a price tag of up to $8,200 per month.

It’s only pre-leasing this summer, but expect amenities on par with Midtown buildings—yet conveniently located in Buckhead. The Huntley will be a pioneer with its 100 percent pet-friendly policy (and a grooming spa!), plus its yoga and Pilates studios, two-story fitness center and the option of outdoor fireplaces on terraces. One-, two- and three-bedroom residences and penthouses go up to $11,000 per month.


Photography by: lilli Midtown