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In Castleberry Hill, mega loft used in TV, films targets a whopping $2.85M

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Customization possibilities are many with this early 1900s conversion on Peters Street

What’s considered the main living room, but one of many living spaces, included in the sale.
What’s considered the main living room, but one of many living spaces, included in the sale.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

The square footage of this Castleberry Hill loft(s) surpasses that of a $10 million Buckhead house, and its recent ties to the entertainment industry could enliven dinner party conversations.

And it’s capable of hosting a seriously large dinner party—among myriad other uses—as the $2.85 million listing price suggests.

The market might be niche for this “ultra rare opportunity,” but the proportions at 211 Peters Street SW are impressive indeed. Colloquially, it’s called the “Big House,” and it offers more than 16,000 square feet, two garages behind gates, and the possibility for two retail spaces with separate addresses.

Quick history: Calvin Lockwood, a commercial photographer based in Atlanta whose clients include Coca-Cola and UPS, bought the circa-1910 warehouse space in 1993 and renovated it into lofts, studios, and galleries. Lockwood took the top-floor space as a personal residence.

The property’s split storefront along the Peters Street corridor.

More recently, the property has been featured on HGTV’s Rezoned—it starred as the “Atlanta Chicken Coop,” the building’s former use seven decades ago—and in magazine spreads, according to Lockwood’s website. Per the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage listing, it’s been used as a film set by Tyler Perry, the Vampire Diaries, and unspecified HBO television shows, as well as the backdrop for numerous photo shoots.

It’s a case of having too much for one mere listing to capture, but the photo tour lends a glimpse of charmingly shabby postindustrial materials such as exposed brick and beams, spiral and floating staircases, and a curved wall of glass blocks in one bathroom.

Along with the existing penthouse owners suite and separate rental loft, the property has oodles of customization potential, per the listing. The footprint has separate utilities for future multifamily units, while offices, event space, and studios could go elsewhere. It’s listed as having just three bedrooms now.

But as with anywhere outside of Buckhead, basically, an asking price flirting with $3 million could be a tall order.

The neighborhood’s only recent sale north of $1.5 million came with a 7,700-square-foot loft last summer, which fetched $1.7 million.

That appears to be the single-home record, back through at least 2017.

This unit’s kitchen melds contemporary cabinetry with ancient walls.
A primary bedroom.
Where abundant bathroom glass meets concrete countertops.
A spiral stair heading up through old ceilings.
A leafy terrace off one kitchen.
An upstairs lounging space with views of downtown and the neighborhood’s Smith & Porter project.
The second, street-fronting loft.
A second kitchen incorporates exposed brick.
What’s either a very aeronautical conversation nook or part of included filming/photography options.
One of two garages on the property.