Buckhead, 08-18-21

Graydon Buckhead Condo Tower Speeds Toward Early 2022 Opening

The ultra-luxurious Graydon Buckhead condo tower is speeding toward an early 2022 opening while touting spectacular views and “resort-style living.”

The tower will have spectacular views of Midtown and Downtown to the south. Credit: Rob Knight

The 22-story tower at 2520 Peachtree Road in Peachtree Heights West began rising in March 2020 and this month appeared to be entering the interior finishing stage. Its 47 units — including a palatial penthouse suite dubbed “The Estate” — are listed in the range of $1.6 million to $8.5 million.

The developer is Kolter Urban, an affiliate of Florida-based Kolter Group, which did not respond to a comment request. Kolter is known for luxury condo projects and is entering the Atlanta market with the Graydon. Kolter is also in the planning stage of another condo tower just down the street at Peachtree and Terrace Drive.

“Secluded. Exclusive. Classic,” is the marketing tagline for the Graydon. The common amenities include a lap pool, a yoga lawn, a summer kitchen/grill area, a personal training center, and a “social room” with a private bar. The tower will feature two “decorator-furnished” guest suites available for those visiting residents for holidays or other social gatherings. The tower is accessed by a private parking garage and private elevators.

The main residences are two- and three-bedoom units ranging from 2,000 to 3,500 square feet with open floor plans. All units will have floor-to-ceiling exterior glass, balconies, chef kitchens, wide-plank wood flooring, and owner suites with walk-in closets and “spa-like bath retreats.”

Then there’s the penthouse, a four-bedroom suite with 8,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including expansive terraces that wrap around more than half of the residence. A floor plan shows the complex includes a private elevator lobby, a “grand hall,” a master salon, a den, a formal living room, a dining area, a family room, and more.

Construction underway at the site includes work on the pool area. A stand of mature trees has been preserved at the front of the tower.

The Graydon is rising on the site of a previous, failed condo tower project called the Emerson that was proposed with a dramatic design similar to Jenga blocks. Developer JPX Works spent $9.4 million buying out a three-story, 50-unit condo building on the site before backing out in 2018 amid insufficient pre-sales. Kolter spent $13.5 million to acquire the site in 2019.


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