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On Cabbagetown’s funky Carroll Street, $390K loft is sharp, functional use of space

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Twenty-foot ceilings, roof deck, and updated kitchen highlight condo in boutique building

The double-height main living space and style-appropriate concrete floors.
The double-height main living space and style-appropriate concrete floors.
RE/MAX Town & Country

This airy, updated Cabbagetown loft exudes what could be called an approachable industrial aesthetic, and unlike roughly 99 percent of condos offered in the neighborhood, it’s not in a sprawling, converted cotton mill.

That’s not to say living in a sprawling, converted cotton mill isn’t terrific. But this two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft offers the chance to call a boutique building home where listings aren’t often available.

And where, in this case, design acumen is obvious.

Counting 20-foot ceilings and a rooftop deck, the condo occupies two floors of the Carroll Street Lofts. It’s a building of just nine units converted about 12 years ago, on a quirky commercial strip that’s quintessentially Cabbagetown.

The building’s stair-step facade from Carroll Street.

With 1,620 square feet, the unit in question is one of the building’s largest, with concrete floors recently finished and a sleek kitchen updated with quartz counters, per the listing. The latter space forgoes wall cabinetry for storage in the island and way up above the fridge.

Not every condo scout in Atlanta will be over-the-moon with the closet situation here, and while off-street parking is provided, actually exiting Carroll Street can be a hassle for car commuters.

But perks beyond the home’s look are plentiful. They include proximity to the Beltline’s Eastside Trail and new Memorial Drive attractions, and the almost suspiciously low HOA fees of $150 monthly.

Unit 107 listed this week via RE/MAX Town & Country for $390,000—or $95,000 more than it’d fetched four years ago.

That’s significantly cheaper than some two-bedroom options of comparable size at The Stacks across the street, although the amenities are apples-oranges.

A less refined unit of 650 square feet is also available in the Carroll Street building for $250,000.

Industrial vibes in the entry common area.
Floating steel stairs and dining options off the entry.
The lack of dangling pendants creates a sense of heightened openness in the redone kitchen.
Hard surfaces abound.
Near an entry off the parking lot, the second bedroom is configured as an office.
Downstairs bathroom with fun-loving, smaller tiles.
The main sleeping space upstairs.
Upstairs bathroom with a single vanity.
The deck off the upstairs bedroom, overlooking the building’s parking area.