Here at Buckhead’s Mathieson Exchange Lofts, this condo sporting a jazzy renovation and impressive outdoor component is the latest listing to test the waters of what Atlantans will pay for open-concept living.
Newly listed at $449,000, the loft brings alluring customizations to the table, including retractable screen doors that lead to a walk-out terrace with a grill, pergola, dining section, and no shortage of boxed plants to soften so much brick. (The pro-grade garden actually has its own irrigation system).
Combine the terrace with the fresh kitchen’s large, functional slab of Calcutta marble, plus the custom bar’s wine fridge(s) and storage, and the listing’s “entertainer’s delight” and “showplace” descriptions don’t smack as being off-base.
Elsewhere, on the plus side, the marble-rich lone bathroom is femme-chic, and the building’s WalkScore of 88 is strong, reflecting the area’s entertainment and transportation options.
Speaking of, this 16-story stack of lofts was built in 2001, when the area was Atlanta’s epicenter of rowdy nightlife, and aspects of the building (see: exposed ductwork) harken the era.
Its nearly wall-free, single-bedroom setup won’t appeal to everyone, and with 1,014 square feet, the per-square-foot breakdown comes to $442. In the same building, a larger unit with virtually the same price and layout (sans decked-out terrace and updates) has lingered on the market a while.
On the bright side, a smaller floorplan should translate to smaller HOA fees, but that number isn’t specified.
- 3180 Mathieson Drive 503 [Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty]