When the listing agent calls this double-decker, condo-retail sandwich a "rare opportunity," they aren't kidding. Where else could you operate a small business downstairs and twist up the spiral staircase to your modern domicile when the workday's done — all in the shadow of Ponce City Market? The problem, of course, is that the pool of appropriate buyers is limited. The upstairs living quarters are sleek or cold, depending on your opinion of polished concrete and exposed pipes. The master closet is built out, and there's enough marble in the bathrooms to appease Zeus. Downstairs is what you'd make it, with storefront aesthetics and impossibly high kitchenette cabinetry. For an Old Fourth Ward condo, the $449,900 asking price might smack as steep, but it's a lot of space (1,949 square feet) for a two-bedroom unit, with a wave of exciting development all around. The wince-worthy $620 in monthly association fees does include cable TV and Internet. An added perk, or a bothersome detraction: Your neighbor gives excellent car washes.
· 660 Glen Iris Drive Unit 206 [KS Realty]
· What It's Really Like Inside Ponce City Market Today [Curbed]