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$245K buys this large, century-old loft space in the heart of downtown

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Recently listed, the Somar Lofts unit has a covered balcony, a “Walker’s Paradise” rating, and rawness to spare

A large loft with concrete floors and brick walls.
The wide-open floorplan and abundant concrete at 95 Forsyth Street SW Unit 4B.
Century 21

This new listing on downtown’s Forsyth Street could appeal to condo hunters of Atlanta without half-million-dollar budgets who prefer industrial character over contemporary refinement.

It’s a wide-open space of 1,633 square feet at Somar Lofts, with concrete galore and virtually everything that drywall typically conceals exposed.

The circa-1913, five-story building stands two blocks from MARTA’s central hub, Five Points station, with nearby Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Centennial Olympic Park helping boost the Walk Score to 91, or “Walker’s Paradise” status.

A tall brick building on a downtown street.
The five-story facade at 95 Forsyth Street.

With just 16 units, the building is said to have a communal rooftop deck, but that’s not depicted in this particular listing.

Speaking of, Century 21 posted the loft (Unit 4B) this week at $245,000. Zillow pegs the HOA fees at $300 per month.

That buys one open bedroom and one bathroom, but enough unimpeded floorspace to comfortably, say, roller-skate or play racquetball against the painted wall, opposite the two brick ones.

Big windows are abundant, the covered balcony is nice, and the condo comes with one parking space in what looks like a highly secure garage. Less appealing are the views of vacant storefronts, although they somehow complement the coarse motif.

A large white and concrete loft space.
An office space and cabinetry at the loft’s entry.
A large dining table on concrete with a concrete ceiling.
From a dining area beside the kitchen.
A white kitchen with a concrete floor and brick for walls.
With its piping and electrical exposed, the kitchen virtually floats amid the space.
a covered balcony with views of downtown Atlanta.
Rawness continues with the covered balcony and fire pit.
A white bedroom space with a large ceiling fan overhead.
Around to the lone bedroom and walk-in closet. Another set of windows lets light in here.
A white and beige bathroom with a big shower.
The lone bathroom leans utilitarian.
A long garage with nice cars in it.
Garage parking below the building.
A large marble building in downtown Atlanta with a street at right and trees.
The loft’s city views have been brightened by downtown’s signage campaign, from this angle.
A building with a bunch of empty storefronts.
Storefronts with what optimists would call potential.