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For $227K, Castleberry Hill loft is airy, artful, and authentically old

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Soaring ceilings help atone for smallish floorplan at Peters Street building from 1940s

A photo illustrating how 14-foot ceilings enhance a sense of roominess.
How 14-foot ceilings enhance a sense of roominess.
Keller Williams

Last week, a five-level Castleberry Hill loft appeared on these pages that’s so vast and multifaceted it boggled minds. Now, on the same street, a much cheaper and compact offering has hit the market that’s in many ways the opposite—and in other, postindustrial ways, exactly the same.

Near the section of Peters Street farthest from downtown, just a couple of blocks from Spelman College, behold the circa-1940 Storehouse Lofts, a freestanding building(s) composed of beautifully timeworn brick (to include the floors of interior walkways).

Per Central Atlanta Progress, the building was converted to lofts in 2000, maximizing old-world charm with wooden trusses and exposed beams—and now with an 82 WalkScore that smart money says will get decidedly better sooner than later.

Chockfull of quirky art and personality, the loft in question costs $227,000. That buys just a single “bedroom” and bathroom among 1,038 square feet. But it also bags 14-foot ceilings, inimitable brick and windows, and wooden beams alongside current cabinetry, appliances, and fixtures.

The association fee is listed as just $220—per year.

There’s no shortage of character throughout, but especially with the wholly unexpected, freestanding metal fireplace in the bedroom area—so industrial it looks robotic. That’s softened by the nearby closet, which is rather large for a unit this size.

Amenities include gated parking (with spots for guests), a dog walk area, and communal rooftop with downtown, stadium, and railroad-track views.

This pad could suit buyers keen on using every single square foot, every single day: a younger, space-conscious Atlantan, or maybe cool-conscious empty nesters wishing to take downsizing to the extreme.