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.
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.