Among the most sought after Atlanta neighborhoods, close to parks, shops, and restaurants, you'll find exciting urban spaces tailored to meet your specific brand of loft living.
Pull out a map, and find the Ponce De Leon corridor. It runs from the perimeter, all the way to the center, in Downtown Atlanta. Trace your eyes from east to west, and you’ll come across a number of Atlanta Intown neighborhoods, each with its local identity. Some of them have been purely residential since time immemorial, but some, especially from Atlanta’s earlier days, were purely industrial, and any accommodations erected in the shadows of these looming factory buildings served a very simple, very humble purpose: to provide housing for a city undergoing an economic boom, generations ago.
The operative word, however, is ‘generations ago.’ During the peak of suburban migration back in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, a lot of these towering brick monoliths, boarded up, but still festooned with smokestacks, didn’t really serve a function. Industry had changed to new economic yieldings; tearing them down would be more costly than just leaving them there, and heck—it’s not like anyone would ever want to live in the things.
Or would they?
To be sure, when the first visionary capitalists rolled into town, going on about what amazing apartments these things would make with some loving renovation (hey, it worked in New York!), people thought they were kind of insane. People want houses, or condos, or apartments to live and raise their families in—not some brick-walled, dilapidated old factory with a fresh coat of paint.
But the idea went deeper. These withering properties could be made over to actually look really, really cool. Trendy even. People would want to live in these modular spaces, where length, width, and imagination were the only limiting factors. What’s more, revitalizing these millions of square feet may, in turn, revitalize the surrounding neighborhoods.
The idea worked, and spread like wildfire: today, some of the most coveted real estate in Atlanta is located within towering structures that seemingly had their last hurrahs decades ago.
Lofts are apartment-style residences that have been converted from industrial buildings or, in some cases, built new. This gives these properties a unique feel and minimalist design that you can easily stamp with your own flavor.
Loft-style apartments are perfect for buyers who have an appreciation for high-end architectural features such as high ceilings, wood floors, exposed brick, and wood or concrete beams. Most Atlanta lofts feature open floor plans that offer a great opportunity to entertain friends and family. Plus a loft-style apartment is the perfect mix, offering both old world charm and a new modern style in one package.
If you wish you lived in a large, uncluttered space, loft-living is the perfect solution. Lofts are also a dream come true for art lovers, as the open design concept acts as the perfect canvas for displaying favorite pieces.
As with most Intown Atlanta condos, loft-style units can offer residents secure living in the heart of the urban center. Many buildings have swimming pools, balconies, and rooftop decks that offer spectacular views. Prices for lofts can vary considerably. Buyers will find clean and affordable lofts in Atlanta, along with luxury lofts featuring 24-hour concierge services and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Does a loft sound like the perfect residence for you? Below you'll find links to areas within the Intown Atlanta market that have lofts for sale. Click on the links to find lofts available in the area of your choice. If you have questions about buying or selling a loft in Atlanta, give us a call at (404) 270-9374 or contact us.
Urban flair, close to the center in Old Fourth Ward
Cabbagetown’s mildly eccentric neighborhood appeal
The art and culinary scene of West Midtown
A reborn Downtown district
The historic capital of Inman Park
Proximity to walkable shopping and dining in Edgewood
One-stop shopping for eclectic furniture
Avant garde public art installations
Eccentric entertainment venues with some great live music
Fresh-roasted coffee and good WiFi
A place for your dog to get some exercise
Southern fare that smacks of history and flavor