For fans of soft, cozy condos that feel like Christmastime hugs from grandma ... well, this ain’t that kind of place.
Instead, it’s four levels of hard surfaces, exposed ductwork, 15-foot-high ceilings of corrugated metal, and a generally inventive layout that should up an occupant’s cool factor.
Listed this past weekend at $624,900, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom pad hasn’t sold since the Freedom Lofts community was finished 16 years ago where Poncey-Highland meets Old Fourth Ward. That was eons before the Beltline’s Eastside Trail, which the condo’s roof deck now overlooks.
Described as “an architectural dream” and “tremendous opportunity” in the listing, the loft clocks in with 2,231 square feet, making it the complex’s second largest.
Loaded with snazzy furnishings, it boasts two floating stairs on the main level, though one of them might not qualify as child (or inebriation) friendly.
The colder concrete floors described as “authentic” downstairs give way to warming woods upstairs, where surprises include a cozy reading nook and the cupola and dry kitchen that adjoin the roof deck.
Speaking of, the private deck might, in truth, lack privacy, but it does boast downtown views whenever neighbors sit down.
Other perks include Corian counters in the kitchen, the giant and operable main windows, two designated parking spaces, and aesthetically appropriate bathrooms described as “designer.” One small quip is that the “sleeping loft” apparently qualifies as the third bedroom.
Given the locale, the WalkScore is surprisingly so-so at 69, which might reflect the hike from here to a MARTA station. Another number to consider: the $362 monthly HOA fees.
But all things considered, this unique Atlanta home is indeed a bang for the bucks.