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Posted: August 17, 2016

These cool Atlanta apartments used to be industrial buildings

By Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

From The Atlanta-Journal Constitution

Some of the swankiest apartments in Atlanta were once industrial buildings. That was before developers transformed these abandoned structures into contemporary housing.

Built in bygone eras, these buildings feature architectural details such as factory windows, exposed brick, visible ductwork and concrete floors.

For those who desire modern living with an industrial edge, the following are some of the coolest apartment conversions in Atlanta.

The Brumby

Monthly Rent: $600-$1500. Address: 111 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060. Description: Formerly the home of the Brumby Chair factory, this site features the buildng's original windows as well as stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors.

Flats at Ponce City Market

Monthly Rent: $1480-$5325. Address: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Description: Built in 1926, this site was once the regional headquarters for Sears, Roebuck and Company. In the 1990s, it was used by police and fire departments. Amenities include a fitness center, bike storage and breakfast and coffee concierge.

[Read more: The complete guide to Ponce City Market | Which restaurants and food stalls are open in Ponce City Market?]

The Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts.

Monthly Rent: $1600-$1650. Address: 170 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312. Description: Apartments in this former cotton mill have 18-20 foot ceilings and exposed brick interiors.

Ford Factory Lofts

Monthly Rent: $1149-$1800. Address: 99 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308. Description: Once home to a Ford Motor Company assembly plant, this building still has its 13-foot factory-sized windows as well as 15-foot ceilings.

Hotel Roxy Lofts

Monthly Rent: $925-$1400. Address: 764-768 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. Description: Built in 1921, this space once housed a grocer and furniture store. Apartments have exposed brick and pipe work.

Mattress Factory Lofts

Monthly Rent: $900-$1845. Address: 300 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312. Description: Formerly the home of the Southern Spring Bedding Company, these apartments feature Italian marble bathrooms, high ceilings and sealed cement floors.

The Lofts at the Muses

Monthly Rent: $900-$2500. Address: 50 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. Description: Part of a city block revitalization project, these apartments feature hardwood floors, high ceilings and a roof-top deck.

The Office

Monthly Rent: $1383-$4207. Address: 250 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Description: This apartment complex used to be a SunTrust bank control center. Built in 1976, it's an urbanite's paradise with a direct connection to Atlanta's Skywalk downtown.

The Telephone Factory Lofts

Monthly Rent: $1989-$3870. Address: 828 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Description: This complex occupies the space that once housed the Western Electric Telephone Company. The apartments have exposed brick interiors with 14 to 25-foot ceilings and quartz counters in most kitchens.


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