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Talk of the Town - Where It's At August 10 2005

Location proves to be the Aramore's best amenity

After a year of renting, Karin Klein, a transplant from San Diego, was one of the first buyers in the Aramore, a new mixed-use development right on Peachtree. Once inside her small but luxurious one-bedroom condo overlooking the dense tree line of Peachtree Hills, it's easy to forget the hustle and bustle of the converging neighborhoods of Buckhead and Midtown below.

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Klein's home is tastefully decorated and remarkably space-efficient. The modestly sized kitchen, with its floor-to-ceiling mahogany cabinets, looks out on the living room furnished with a plush chair and sofa. On the other side of the unit is the bedroom, complete with a built-in dresser and nightstand, as well as an ample walk-in closet. The adjoining bathroom boasts a fairly gigantic shower, loads of counter space and a built-in linen closet. Still, Klein's favorite topic is the location of her new home.

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Creative Loafing: Why did you decide to live at the Aramore?

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Klein: The primary reason I purchased here was the location. You go farther south and you start getting closer to the city, and you go a couple blocks north and you're in the bar district. It just seems like it's one of the best locations on Peachtree.

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What are some other conveniences of this location?

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It's walking distance to a little shopping center that has a market, a Starbucks, and a couple different fitness centers and restaurants. The Peachtree Battle neighborhood is just two blocks down from here, and the running and the biking through there is beautiful. Everything is walking distance; it's really great. Atlanta's not really a walking city, but it seems like there's an effort being made to make it easier for people who live here so that you don't always have to go everywhere in your car.

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How have you customized your unit?

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Well, for instance, I wanted the cabinets to go to the ceiling and I wanted some pullout accessories, so the cabinetry company made some changes in the kitchen. In the bedroom, they built that little bookcase corner unit and this built-in dresser that serves as another nightstand and has extra drawers to support what I don't have in my closet. The construction staff was really accommodating, letting me do anything I wanted. I work for Home Depot, so I had access to certain things that I wanted, and they let me do all those things.

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What are some other things you like about the Aramore?

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There's a rooftop barbecue space, there's going to be a walking path by the creek, and the fitness center and the pool are both coming in the building's third phase. The lobby in the third phase will also have a full concierge, but everyone in the first two phases will also have access to those services. But to me, the biggest amenity is the location. When those things come it will be a plus, but it wasn't what sold me.

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