One of the great parts of Midtown Atlanta, is what I like to call our “backyard” and that is Piedmont Park. There are numerous festivals throughout the year (not always to the liking of the nearby residents) but there is also great places to walk, run, bike, a dog park, the Piedmont Park Pool…the list can keep going. And it can be even more enjoyable when you live in a condo building that is really close to the park. Enter Mayfair Renaissance and Mayfair Tower.
Midtown Atlanta Condos For Sale Mayfair Renaissance Mayfair Tower
In all fairness, I really should write about these two buildings separately, as they are different with totally separate HOA’s. But for the sake of telling you about this community, I will cover both of them here.
Mayfair Tower was built first, in the early 1990’s. The Mayfair Renaissance came some ten years later, hence the two different HOA’s. While the buildings have mostly the same amenities, there ARE differences. One common feature is the signature rooftop cupolas on both buildings, that are easily recognizable from many places in Midtown and beyond.
Mayfair Tower has a 24-hour Concierge with controlled access lobby. There is a small club room, but also a library room with books and a quiet place to sit and read, or perhaps conduct a client meeting. There is also a fitness center. Two amenities Mayfair Tower does not have is a swimming pool or a theater room. I am always telling clients to seriously consider the lack of a pool when buying a Midtown Atlanta condo. You may not think you will use a pool, until it is one of those 95 degree July days like we are having now…and then you will wish your building had a pool.
Homes in Mayfair Tower consist of studio, one bedroom, one bedroom plus a den, and two bedroom homes. Since they were built in the early 1990’s, original homes will be missing the construction norm of today consisting of granite and stainless appliances. Over time, many owners have remodeled and upgraded their homes, so it’s something you will want to watch for if you are looking at this building. You may have a chance to do your own thing, or enjoy what someone else has already done. Parking is provided in an underground garage. Another word of caution…watch for the number of parking spaces assigned to your home. Sometimes, a 2 bedroom will only have one space versus the customary two spaces.
Heading across the central courtyard driveway, we come to the big sister, Mayfair Renaissance. Here, you will find a larger lobby along with a 24-hour Concierge. The Mayfair Renaissance does have controlled access elevators along with the lobby access. Just off the left of the lobby is the club room, which has been renovated and is much larger. Also on this side of the main floor, you will find access to the POOL as well as the extra large fitness center! On the opposite side of the lobby, you will find another great library room along with a theater room.
The Mayfair Renaissance recently went through a common hallways renovation that has greatly improved the look and feel of the building. Again, based on this building being built in the 1990’s, you will still find homes that have not been renovated in terms of bathrooms and kitchens, and then again, I have seen some great renovations.
Located on 14th Street, if you are searching on-line for listings in theses buildings, you can tell the difference by the address. Mayfair Tower is 199 14th Street, and Mayfair Renaissance is 195 14th Street. The buildings have a great location for convenience to Piedmont Park, but are just across the street from Colony Square and the W Midtown Hotel. Colony Square was recently purchased by North American Properties (known for the repositioning of Atlantic Station and Avalon in Alpharetta) and have big plans to bring this sleeping giant back to life. Exciting news.
Mayfair Renaissance and Mayfair Tower. Midtown Atlanta condo living with all the conveniences you need.
$355,000 : 195 14th Street NE #605, Atlanta2 beds, 2 baths
$680,000 : 195 14th Street NE #P404, Atlanta2 beds, 3 baths
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(all data current as of 6/25/2018)
Data last updated: 6/25/18 5:30 AM PDT.
Walk Score provided by walkscore.com.