More than three years ago, a derelict Inman Park church began a rebirth that took it from sacred space to happy homes.
With the transformation complete, the final result turned out to be rather heavenly for fans of spacious condos.
The Lizzy Chapel Flats—born within the shell of the circa-1930 Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church/Atlanta Gospel Tabernacle—serve as a reminder that, with a little creativity, even Atlanta’s challenging older buildings present an opportunity for new uses.
A report in Atlanta INtown outlines the design process Kairos Development Corporation and Chasm Architecture underwent to create six condos from the old brick chapel.
The interior spaces lean modern, but special care was taken to minimally impact historic details, while renovations from the 1970s and ’80s were reversed to reveal the building’s original splendor.
The project went on to be recognized by the American Institute of Architects last year, and buyers snatched up the three-bedroom, three-bathroom units for around $800,000 a piece.
One unit remains for sale, listed for $899,000 as of last week. (In late 2015, it listed at $749,000, before being pulled from market five months later, records show).
Here’s a glimpse inside:
- Perspectives in Architecture: New life for an old church building in Inman Park [Atlanta INtown]
- 850 Euclid Ave NE # 201 [Zillow]
- High-End Lofts Destined for Inman Park’s ‘Lizzie Chapel’ [Curbed Atlanta]