House-hunting movie buffs take note: Scenes from "Sweet Home Alabama" were filmed in this 1,300 square-foot unit at downtown's Hastings Seed Lofts. For some men, knowing that a 2002 rom-com starring Reese "Falsely Pregnant" Witherspoon filmed in your digs would qualify as unsettling, but the manly 20-foot ceilings and authentic flipped-factory aura here should compensate. Built in 1920 and asking $305,000, the unit boasts two true bedrooms and bathrooms, giant factory windows, a custom catwalk and a private covered garage. (The rooftop deck views are among downtown's best). Interestingly, this building was a pioneer two decades ago in Atlanta's efforts to turn abandoned factories into living spaces. As Creative Loafing reported in 2000, real estate developers (and brothers) David and Rhodes Perdue purchased the Hastings Seed building in 1993 with a vague notion of breaking the mold and morphing this warehouse into lofts. (Later, they would repeat the process at Telephone Factory lofts in the Old Fourth Ward, which CL termed "another neglected Atlanta neighborhood" back then. Noticeably absent from the Hastings complex are typical condo amenities like a gym and pool. But, as David Perdue explained 13 years ago: "The amenities are secure parking and a rooftop deck — but people don't come here looking for typical amenities. The amenity is the space."
· 434 NW Marietta St. Unit 103 [Estately]