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Sweet Auburn loft with soaring ceilings, 100-year history asks less than $350K

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Near downtown, this corner unit has a two-story floorplan but just one fully walled bedroom

A condo for sale in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward, Sweet Auburn.
One perk, per the listing: “load-bearing walls.”
Berkshire Hathaway Georgia HomeServices

Making its debut on these pages today is the Brushworks Lofts building, a circa-1905 structure of sturdy brick in Sweet Auburn, at the doorstep of downtown Atlanta.

The building’s absence could be explained by its desirability, as its for-sale offerings tend to be snatched quickly, if the listing’s language is any indication.

“Hurry!” it advises, in reference to this corner unit. “It will not last long ... they never do in this building.”

Why so? For starters, the Hilliard Street location brandishes a 95 “Walker’s Paradise” WalkScore, boosted no doubt by walkability to MARTA, the streetcar loop, parks, and a smorgasbord of Edgewood Avenue eat and drink options.

The building, converted by Gallman Development Group in 2003, consists of 22 lofts with either one or two bedrooms, according to Central Atlanta Progress.

At 1,576 square feet, we’re told this two-bedroom, two-bathroom flat is among the building’s largest, with no shortage of brick and hardwood beams amid ceilings that soar to 22 feet in places. It’s a two-story condo, with the two bedrooms on the entry floor—one of them with full walls.

The vessel sink, black toilet, and non-subtle tiling in one bathroom might not be every buyer’s cup of tea.

But the master bedroom’s inimitable historic vibe—with huge industrial windows and ancient stone acting like wainscoting—could atone for any aspects perceived to be dated.

Plusses include recent additions of granite countertops and the kitchen skylight, plus two gated parking spaces.

With its corrugated steel, views of artfully decayed infrastructure, and abundant pastels, the communal rooftop hang emits a sort of urban-beach vibe, with the stacks of downtown just beyond.

These blocks might not have the allure of more eastern blocks in the Old Fourth Ward, but at $348,500, this loft doesn’t carry that Beltline-adjacent premium, either.