16 November

Collect This

Nick Churton, of Harry Norman Realtors’ London office in the UK, goes all arty in a fabulous penthouse in Atlanta’s amazing Arts District.

The Property: 1301 Peachtree Street NE # 5L

The Broker: Harry Norman Realtors

The Agent: Andy Philhower

You don’t have to be an art collector to buy an apartment at One Museum Place in Atlanta’s fabulous Arts District, but it would be ideal if you were. The current decor displays how perfect this condominium is for art.

But if you haven’t an art collection don’t worry, because a dramatic floor-to-ceiling corner window overlooks the superb Richard Meier-designed High Museum of Art - considered one of the best galleries in the USA. The gallery is a fabulous and iconic piece of architecture which makes for a sensational exterior installation. It’s almost as if this property is an extension of the magnificent gallery.

One could call it a condominium, apartment or flat, but, actually, it’s a floor and a penthouse floor to boot. But whatever you call it, I loved it. The property is lofty, spacious and beautifully laid out and appointed. I enjoyed the play of natural light on walls and floors and the surprise outdoor spaces, including an extensive roof area just waiting for landscaping.

# 5, One Museum Place is a serious property treated in a beguilingly playful but far from childish manner. And if, like me, you love the pristine furniture, it can all be negotiated into the sale price. Take a look. I’d be surprised if, like me, you are not delighted.