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Next to Manuel’s Tavern, funky Poncey-Highland flat wants to rock at $250K

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It’s not huge, but the walkable location is primo

The inside of an apartment crammed with books and guitars and furniture, with brick pillars.
Nary an unused square inch at 616 N. Highland Avenue, Unit 14B.
Oliver and Associates Realty/Fathom

Fans of Poncey-Highland institution Manuel’s Tavern and compact, economical living could dig this condo with a rockin’ WalkScore (89) and personality to spare.

Offering one gated parking slot and a porch next to the entry, this flat can be found off the backside of a classic brick building where North Highland and North avenues intersect. It listed this week for $249,900 via Oliver and Associates Realty/Fathom (with $250 monthly HOA fees).

Inside presents a 740-square-foot situation that’s either cluttered or cozy, depending on personal taste.

Brimming with guitars, recording equipment, throwback-style speakers, and other musical miscellany, the condo building’s original structure dates to 1925, and a major renovation came 70 years later, per listings.

A wood door with “14B” spray-painted on it.
A rather punk-rock unit demarcation.

The bedroom (sans door) is right off the entry and main living spaces. And the lone bathroom isn’t picture, but according to the listing one does exist, which surely is required by law. Concrete floors, exposed brick, and ductwork are found throughout.

The listing name-drops everything from Freedom Park to Ponce City Market and shouts: “It’s already inspected and move-in ready so RUN don’t walk to this one!”

It joins a handful of one-bedrooms in the neighborhood at this general size, and while it is the priciest option, all fall within about $25,000 of one another.

A kitchen with light wood cabinets and exposed ductwork and brick.
A bar-height table creatively divides the kitchen from living room. Fans of exposed ductwork are in luck.
A small apartment with brick pillars and red walls and a piano.
A nook off the kitchen that pulls double duty as a recording studio and laundry (in closet).
A living room with blue walls and tons of books on the shelf with a blue guitar in the corner.
In the living room... it might get loud.
A white door with a bike beside it, leading into a modest condo with brick walls and white ceilings.
Bike storage and a bedroom, off the entry.
A patio off a little condo with brick walls.
A brick stoop and the home’s patio, facing a parking lot tucked off North Highland Avenue.