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Curbed Comparisons: Castleberry Hill lofts in low $200Ks suggest style can come (relatively) cheap

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Recently listed flats in the shadow of downtown Atlanta are hardly bland shoeboxes

Castleberry Hill options on Walker Street (left) and Peters Street that might not break the bank.
Castleberry Hill options on Walker Street (left) and Peters Street that might not break the bank.
Photos: Daniel Stabler Photography

The contestants in today’s installment of Curbed Comparisons stand as proof that stylish Atlanta living quarters at relatively cheap prices do exists in locations that are anything but far-flung.

Find them on two main thoroughfares of Castleberry Hill, in the shadow of quickly changing downtown, within shouting distance of Philips Arena, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Centennial Olympic Park, and whatever The Gulch shall one day become.

One loft celebrates its ancient aspects with smart restraint, while its chipper opponent just might turn a bad day sunny.

Let’s have a closer look:

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267 Peters Street SW Unit 103

Building: Market Lofts

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Square footage: 1,133

Year built: 1885

WalkScore: 83, “Very Walkable”

Price: $235,000

HOA fees: $283 monthly

Listed four days ago, this airy unit at Market Lofts has single-person’s paradise written all over it.

Glowing with natural light, courtesy of huge windows and an unexpected skylight, this ground-floor flat’s design incorporates gorgeous wood flooring and fantastic, vertical beams that just might date to the building’s postbellum origins. It’s not wanting for character, but for some, the one-bedroom, one-parking-slot arrangement could be a squeeze.

The 14-unit building was converted to lofts in 2000, per Central Atlanta Progress. It’s gated and includes access to a community rooftop with sweeping city views.

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150 Walker Street Unit 9

Building: 150 Walker Street

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

Square footage: 1,367

Year built: 1998

WalkScore: 83, “Very Walkable”

Price: $219,900

HOA fees: $1,030 monthly

This lively, wide-open flat on Castleberry’s Walker Street offers more square footage at a lower price, but with a much heftier monthly HOA commitment.

From the shiny pine floors to the dashing blue backsplash and creative bedroom layout, it’s a fun-loving pad that’s not afraid to take chances. Bonus points for the vintage pinball machine.

Listed this past weekend at $219,900, it also offers a single parking space and shared rooftop soiree zone, an easy stroll from nearby dining and Atlanta’s pro sports coliseums.

Poll

Which is the better buy?

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  • 90%
    Airy Peters Street loft
    (242 votes)
  • 9%
    Colorful pad on Walker Street
    (26 votes)
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