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The 1990s brought us "Seinfeld," the World Wide Web, and triumph for the Atlanta Braves, but it wasn’t a stellar decade for builder-designed bathrooms. Flimsy cabinets and cheap brass fixtures, with nary a natural material, defined bathrooms in new houses spreading all over the metro area.
One of Atlanta’s few authentic loft conversions, the penthouse at the former Hastings Seed Company (circa 1913) features more than 2,100 square feet of mostly open space, with richly textured brick walls, twelve-foot ceilings, oversized metal casement windows, and tulip concrete columns.
Sure, the antiques galleries with locked doors that sell eight-foot-tall vaisseliers costing more than three years of college tuition are still here. But these days, you don’t have to be able to afford one—or even know what one is (basically, a fancy French hutch)—to enjoy shopping on Miami Circle.
Nowhere in the city will you find a greater architectural range than in Inman Park—where homes vary from grand Victorian mansions to mid-rise condos. The contrast doesn’t faze Nandina Home & Design, a home furnishings store and interior design studio that opened in the neighborhood last year.