At the corner of North Highland and North avenues, this 1925 building stands like a historic, soulful alternative to renting. For $225,000, this two-bedroom condo represents an opportunity to live across the street from Manuel's Tavern — and to finally own one of those elusive office porches. Online homebuyers can practically hear these floors creak through the listing photos (in a good way), but the antiquity (hello, claw-foot tub) doesn't come at the expense of modern touches elsewhere (see: the kitchen's marble backsplash). The trade off, of course, is sheer space; this unit clocks in at 948 square feet, with one bathroom. The listing photos suggest the balcony leaves something to be desired, despite the skylight, but the sunroom is — appropriately — nothing but windows, with views of Manuel's back parking lot. All things considered, owning here could be cheaper than renting a comparable apartment.
· 1050 N. Highland Ave. NE Unit 9B [Estately]