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Next to large church, United Lofts condo project aims to blend modern and industrial aspects

A rendering of a three story loft building with a man and Dalmation in front of it.
The planned exterior look.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sothebys International; designs by Pimsler Hoss Architects

The slow, stuttered rebirth of Atlanta’s for-sale condo market is showing signs of life on the city’s southeast side.

That’s where an adaptive-reuse project called United Lofts has begun listing units that are marketed as having an Ormewood Park address, next to a towering church.

The project’s title echoes the revised name of the street it fronts—“Confederate Avenue Lofts” would’ve been a PR disaster—which is the dividing line between Ormewood and neighborhoods south.

The 18 condos are aiming for an “industrial meets modern elegance” aesthetic that blends large, steel-casement windows and concrete flooring with quartz countertops and contemporary cabinetry, per listings.

An arial map of southeast Atlanta.
The location off Moreland Avenue, highlighted in red.
Google Maps

As listed in recent days via Atlanta Fine Homes Sothebys International, United Lofts offerings thus far range from $199,900 (one bedroom, 644 square feet, with $195 monthly HOA fees) to $369,900 (two bedrooms, 1,325 square feet, $390).

Next door stands Woodland Hills Church, billed as a “multicultural and multigenerational community of faith, hope, and love,” which would share an entry drive with the lofts.

A red brick church and a low-rise loft building behind some trees.
The loft building, left, and the church beside it.
Google Maps

Promotional materials very specifically note the building is located 1.6 miles from East Atlanta Village, 1.4 miles from the Beacon Atlanta, and .8 miles from the Beltline’s Southside Trail corridor.

Additional interior perks, per listings, include oversized master bedrooms, Bosch appliances, and “acuity track lighting [that’s ]compatible with hundreds of track heads for owner customization.”

We’ve asked a sales rep for construction timelines, the full scope of pricing, and other information and will post any updates that come.

UPDATE, September 26, 3:39 p.m. Listing agent Allen Snow responds with the following details:

The project, a partnership between DevLab & Fabric Developers, is scheduled to finish in the third quarter of 2020. It’s technically in Woodland Hills, on the street that divides that neighborhood from Ormewood Park.

Snow adds this about the existing building, via email:

“The United Lofts building is the education building of the church. It has been vacant for some time now. The educational building is from 1950s, and it’s concrete construction, which offers an exceptionally strong value proposition to prospective buyers. The unique windows and midcentury modern aesthetic will be maintained and refreshed with the addition of a staircase (as required by code).

“It is physically connected to the church and we have designed around that to ensure that everyone has as much privacy as possible,” Snow adds. “The church will continue to function and the United Lofts team is coordinating efforts to help the church update its structure with the proceeds from the sale.”

A loft interior with chairs and couches and a white kitchen on the far wall.
A sample loft interior.
A while image with an overview of buildings.
The property layout.
A floorplan.
Floorplan for the smallest, cheapest unit to list so far.