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At $575K, Poncey-Highland cottage with Beltline in backyard is a pretty nice house

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While relatively small, the updated three-bedroom from the 1930s is also a block from Ponce City Market

A white cottage with gray shutters an bushes in front, near a green lawn.
The unassuming stance of 636 Somerset Terrace.
Keller Williams Realty Cityside Market Center

This updated, 1935 bungalow that basically shared a fence line with the departed Murder Kroger is offering a chance to not stand out whatsoever.

Formerly red-brick, the three-bedroom residence blends into its setting on a pleasant Poncey-Highland Street, within a quick stroll of the Clermont Lounge, the Eastside Trail, and a little farther down the hill, Ponce City Market.

It listed this week at $575,000 with Keller Williams Realty Cityside Market Center—a spike since the last sale ($486,000) in August, but one that reflects recent improvements.

The walkability in this part of town lends itself to a car-free lifestyle, but if needed, the cottage includes driveway parking for at least two.

Inside is 1,424 square feet and two bathrooms—numbers that might not impress a growing intown family but could suit most couples. But as the listing notes, there’s a full basement beneath it all (not pictured) and an attic ripe for expansion (also not pictured) with room to spare in the sloped backyard.

Like the cozy office nook, the original hardwoods and generally fresh aesthetic are plusses. The black stainless appliances are new, and there’s the option to purchase the place as is—with its understated furnishings.

Because splashiness isn’t always synonymous with desirability.

A small white living room space with a fireplace.
Off the small porch is a living room, with a narrow office space behind the fireplace.
A white-painted bedroom space.
Bedroom to the left of the entry, the first of three.
A redone dining room with gray walls.
Dining room, with entries to rooms toward the back of the home.
A kitchen with blue tile and a glass door to a porch.
The refreshed kitchen, with porch access.
A white-painted office at the front of a small home.
An office nook.
A white-walled master bedroom with a TV at right.
Master bedroom.
An updated bathroom with new white tile and white walls.
One of two bathrooms.
A white old porch with screens on the windows.
The enclosed back porch off the kitchen.
A sloped backyard with green grass and large old trees.
Around back, a patio and included sledding hill.
A backyard with a large office building beyond.
Beyond the sloped backyard, new neighbors include the 725 Ponce building and its Beltline-side Kroger at the base.