Here’s a case where the “rare opportunity” phrase so often deployed by real estate agents could be accurate.

Joining a bounty of attractive loft conversions on DeKalb Avenue—where long-needed quagmire and lane fixes were supposed to have started last month but haven’t yet—the Pickle Factory Lofts are a gated, seven-unit boutique community where homes don’t often trade hands.

Listed three days ago is 1,402-square-foot unit E, which exudes polished, post-industrial charm and a few quirks across two levels.

Compass listing agent Creighton Grose describes the loft as a “phenomenal opportunity” to live in a circa-1950s building that operated as an actual pickle cannery seven decades ago.

“I’m not sure when operations ceased,” Grose wrote to Urbanize Atlanta via email, “but the building was converted to lofts in 1998.”

The loft's location just south of Candler Park's main greenspace. Google Maps

The Pickle Factory Lofts' central entry common. Photography by Jeff Davis; courtesy of Compass

Sales records indicate only one other unit has sold at the Pickle Factory Lofts in recent years.

Unit E is classified as a “fully amplified” two-bedroom, two-bathroom space where “every inch … has been retouched and enhanced,” to include the kitchen, bathrooms, and overall layout, per the listing.

Photography by Jeff Davis; courtesy of Compass

Perks include new kitchen appliances and butcher-block counters, the reclaimed barn beams that form the floating stairs, motorized shades, and no shortage of skylights for that natural day-glow.

The tile has been customized throughout, and upstairs the heavily windowed master bathroom is called “a jewel box [that] needs to be seen to be believed.”

As for location, Lazy Betty restaurant and the new Candler Rail Brewery are a short walk in either direction; ditto for the Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA station and the quickly developing Pratt Pullman District.

Parking for residents and guests is tucked off DeKalb Avenue and gated. HOA fees would set a buyer back $250 per month.

With its older multifamily housing stock, Candler Park’s condos can certainly be found for much cheaper, but those typically lack the space and character of the one in question here.

• 1570 DeKalb Avenue Northeast, Unit E (Compass) 

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