Clicks and Mortar

A Real Estate Blog - Est. 2009

This Week’s Over-The-Top Property: Hogwarts Hideaway

In this weekly feature on Clicks & Mortar, we bring you the most notable or interesting property we can find in the Atlanta metro area. This week’s featured over-the-top property is...

Just in time for Dragon*Con, we’ve got a real treat for all you Harry Potter fans. This quirky two-level loft gives off definite Hogwarts vibes with its vaulted 13’ ceilings, antique-chic decor, and whimsical design elements. Built in 1900 as the Gordon Hotel on Atlanta’s fledgling Hotel Row, this splendid 3-story brick building was remodeled as the Gordon Lofts in 1996, and subsequently some brilliant visionary combined a few units and expanded them to occupy 4350+ glorious square feet of awesomeness that any Harry Potter fan would go absolutely gaga for. Large arched-top windows effectively punctuate gorgeous original brick walls, creating an atmosphere of rough-around-the-edges splendor. Exposed ductwork retains an industrial feel, but rustic wood beams keep things warm and homey. The cozy library ensconced in imposing floor-to-ceiling built-ins (fire engine red ones, no less!) would make the perfect bookish setting for consultations with a Dumbledore-esque mentor. And anybody with the aesthetic inclinations of a giddy steampunk would surely flip their tophat over the eccentric furnishings and trippy chandeliers.

A shared rooftop deck provides a birds-eye view of the city as well as a convenient launching point for broomsticks and other flying crafts of various sorts. This exquisitely outfitted home would make an ideal base for mystics of all stripes, but with its edgy downtown location, you’ll need all the magical amulets you can get to ward off any evil interlopers bearing Snape-ish ill intent. That said, this loft is located in the most walkable neighborhood in Atlanta and is situated just a few blocks from the Five Points MARTA station. And if you tire of mixing with the hoi polloi, you can always park your broomstick at the adjacent lot in your very own deeded parking space!

The most exciting tidbit here is that this is a potential short sale (pending lender approval), so the former almost-$600K price point has been reduced almost by half, to a suggested bid of $325K. Work enough wizardry and you might just walk away with a cut-rate residential gem.

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