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For $675K, Poncey-Highland loft brings (almost) unbeatable Beltline proximity

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Find two decks and views from the Eastside Trail to downtown at Freedom Lofts

The floral balcony of a loft overlooking the walking trail that is the Atlanta Beltline.
Where keeping an eye on Beltline traffic is possible from the back porch.
Harry Norman Realtors; photography by Home Tour America

People-watching enthusiasts of Atlanta might be hard-pressed to find a more alluring flat than this one in Poncey-Highland, which offers not one—but two!—private decks that overlook the Beltline’s continually crowded Eastside Trail.

It’s also the neighborhood’s second most expensive condo on the market right now, behind Jane Fonda’s mondo former bachelorette pad.

Find it at the Freedom Lofts complex, which opened about 18 years ago where Poncey-Highland meets Old Fourth Ward, back when the area was decidedly less trendy.

Listed with Harry Norman Realtors for $675,000, this two-bedroom is the priciest of three Freedom Lofts units on the market now. (HOA fees are an additional $350 monthly.) Others include a smaller single-bedroom option asking $385,000.

A huge dining room with steel beams overhead and a huge wood table.
The airy kitchen and dining combo, with one of two spiral staircases.

With steel beams, massive windows, and towering ceilings, there’s a hip, postindustrial vibe going on, though more discerning buyers might itch to update aspects like the granite and stainless-steel vessel sinks.

Feeling cramped shouldn’t be an issue, with 1,600 square feet and rooms that seem generously proportioned, as condos go. A wide-open, second-story loft is accessed by a spiral staircase, echoing a similar staircase that faces the Beltline.

The kitchen swing brings a fun, funky touch, near what’s described as a breakfast bar. Also worth noting: two parking spaces are included.

It’s no secret this area’s real estate has been molten for several years now, counting some of the highest value appreciations in metro Atlanta. Just two years ago, for instance, $50,000 less would have bought a lot more loft—a “dream,” in terms of style and space—in this very building.

Records indicate this loft last sold a little more than a decade ago, in pre-Beltline days, for $320,000.

A white-walled living room with a ceiling fan way overhead and huge windows.
The living room, with patio access.
A master bedroom with a huge window and steel beams overhead.
Exposed steel continues in the master bedroom.
A white master bathroom with a soaking tub.
A soaking tub and long vanity in the master bathroom.
A big loft space in a condo with windows and a bunk bead.
The second-floor loft includes a full bath. Overall, the condo has two and a half bathrooms.
A two-story loft with a huge kitchen with wood cabinets.
The expansive kitchen, and view toward the entry.
A floral patio with views to the Beltline’s Eastside Trail.
The back patio Beltline views. At left is the stairway to...
A rooftop deck atop a condo with downtown Atlanta beyond.
... the unit’s rooftop deck.