Toss a stone in Atlanta’s quickly developing eastside, and you’re liable to hit a former house of worship that’s been converted to something else.
In Old Fourth Ward, there’s comedy troupe Dad’s Garage’s takeover of Atlanta Metropolitan Christian Church and the office conversion of Progression Church next to Highland Bakery; Inman Park has Lizzie Chapel Flats, while architecture firm Kronberg Wall reimagined a Reynoldstown church nearby.
Meanwhile, the longtime home of Druid Hills United Methodist Church and its preschool is being converted into 1200 Ponce, a village of mixed residential uses.
But before all of that, there was Providence on Ponce lofts.
Located next to the Ponce Publix, the former Atlanta Highlands Church of Christ was reborn as 22 condos about 15 years ago, a frontrunner of the conversion trend.
This airy one-bedroom loft—marketed as “incredible” and a “rare opportunity”—showcases what can happen when intown developers get creative with things like actual cathedral ceilings.
Counting the crow’s nest of a lofted office—accessible via a ladder in the lone bedroom—the space climbs to three stories, which helps a floorplan of just 817 square feet feel bigger. Also boosting that sense of openness are towering columns of windows that let the light shine in.
Beyond the condo, which has a bathroom and a half, the deal includes one covered parking space and access to a
communal private rooftop deck. HOA fees, described as attractively low in the listing, are posted in various places as $200 monthly.
It listed with Simple Showing this week for $259,900