Cabbagetown, located two miles east of downtown Atlanta, developed in the 1880’s as a mill town. The neighborhood housed families from the Appalachian Mountains who worked in the nearby factory. The factory was converted to lofts in the late 1990’s while a rush of people looking to live in town moved into the area.
Closely spaced cottages and shotguns align the narrow and frequently intersecting streets. Separating the mill from the neighborhood is Carroll Street and its restaurants and shops.
Cabbagetown is one of the city’s historic zoning districts and new homes must match the neighboring homes in terms of height, width, façade and architectural detail. Working within narrow restrictions results in a limited design options but is also an opportunity to do small things well.
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