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$600K Inman Park loft is marketed as a modern gem from the early aughts

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Contemporary complex has stood since 2002 alongside the Freedom Park PATH

A soaring interior living room space with paintings on the walls and a floating staircase.
A floating living-room staircase invites light from towering windows at 490 N. Highland Avenue NE, Unit 1B.
Photography by Toby Rhinehart, Keller Williams Buckhead

Where two of intown Atlanta’s most coveted neighborhoods come together, this lofty condo with a mildly postmodern vibe is being called an example of enduring, contemporary design done right.

Frequent travelers of John Lewis Freedom Parkway or the PATH Trail that snakes alongside it might recognize the facade here at Highland Green—not to be confused with the Highland Green townhomes of Virginia-Highland, neighboring the Beltline.

The eight-unit complex designed by Atlanta architect Peter Drey and finished in 2002 (the same year city council designated Inman Park an official Historic District) rarely sees properties come up for sale, according to listing agent Toby Rhinehart, of Keller Williams Buckhead.

Indeed, city records indicate this unit, 1B, has sold only twice in nearly two decades—and not for more than 11 years, back when it went for $330,000.

It’s a sign of Inman Park’s desirability and the city’s steamrolling economy that the listing price posted this week—$600,000 even—is almost twice that. The address, across the road from the Carter Center and all Poncey-Highland has to offer, too, certainly doesn’t hurt.

The listing claims the location, location, location of this “modern gem” can’t get any better (WalkScore: 89), with “literally hundreds” of shops and eateries within strolling or easy biking distance.

The exterior of a modern townhome building with trees on all side and blue sky above.
The multilevel unit in question is at far right, as seen from the facade that’s visible from John Lewis Freedom Parkway.

The exterior still qualifies as hip, and the double-height loftiness of the light-filled main living space inside makes the kind of impression urban sophisticates crave. At least one demographic (empty-nesters), however, could take issue with the open-concept master bedroom, single-slot garage, and so many stairs.

On the plus side are two-story windows that boost the sense of openness, the kitchen’s Viking range, and a trio of balconies for soaking in autumn.

Across 1,332 square feet it has two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. And the monthly HOA commitment is $444.

An airy loft with gray walls and huge art pieces on the walls.
View toward the secondary bedroom, kitchen, and a sitting area at the landing. Plus, arty walls.
A balcony overlooking trees with plants and chairs.
Balcony off the main living space.
A kitchen with modern cabinetry and stainless appliances.
A kitchen with seating for three that, unlike other spaces, doesn’t qualify as open-floorplan.
A bedroom space with tons of light via a few large windows.
The compressed secondary bedroom, off the voluminous main living space.
A master bedroom suite with huge windows.
A partition between the upstairs lounge and the main bedroom.
A bathroom with small tiling and a wood vanity.
Simplicity and clean lines (plus a framed shower) abound in the master bathroom.
A master bedroom with two stories of windows and a ceiling fan.
Clerestories and another balcony with the master bedroom.
A white bathroom with a postmodern style sink and wood cabinets.
A secondary bathroom downstairs.
The back of a four-story townhome building with white garage doors at the base.
Garage entries from the building’s backside.