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This stylish loft with views of Ponce City Market is called ‘oversized’ at $525K

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With bubble lamps galore, the Old Fourth Ward condo allows for watching PCM shoppers while doing the dishes

A condo with brick walls and huge industrial windows and a gray couch.
A combination of exposed brick and waxed hardwoods at 660 Glen Iris Drive NE, Unit No. 309.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty,; photography by Jordan Nelson

This new listing at Glen Iris Lofts in the Old Fourth Ward could appeal to Atlanta condo hunters who favor what might be called a “semi-industrial” or “soft raw” aesthetic.

Okay, maybe not the latter.

In any case, it’s a blend of bare concrete, exposed brick, and more refined updates—and proof that the cheapest townhomes in all of O4W aren’t the only things going for north of a half-million bucks these days.

Built two decades ago, the building stands across Glen Iris Drive from Ponce City Market, which means the Beltline and Historic Fourth Ward Park are also within shouting distance. Other listings under the same roof in recent years have come across as early-aughts dated, but a renovation this year helped alleviate that with this particular unit.

Listed with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty for $525,000, it counts two open bedrooms and two full bathrooms in 1,569 square feet, large enough to be coined “oversized” in the listing.

A loft with ductwork and concrete overhead and wood floors.
Upon entry is the first bathroom, a bedroom space currently used as an office, and the combined kitchen-living space.

It’s bigger than average for the building, with an interior storage space in addition to the laundry closet, plus large industrial-style windows to complement the high ceilings. What’s called “designer waxed hardwoods” and carpet lend variety to the concrete, while Nelson bubble lamps in most rooms add visual pop.

Zillow pegs the HOA at a considerable $539 per month, but the listing stresses how that covers everything but electricity—gas, trash, water, Google Fiber, plus upkeep of a pool and dog runs.

The Walk Score of 94 makes this a certified “Walker’s Paradise” among the more walkable single locales in all of Atlanta, although no train station would be considered nearby.

Added bonus: the ability to snicker at Christmas shoppers who can’t find parking spaces as you do your dishes.

A dining space with a large building in cabinet and credenza.
Built-ins and throwback furniture in the dining space.
A brick kitchen with white cabinetry and a small island.
The updated kitchen, with views beyond the sink to the mixed-use Goliath.
A white bedroom with a gray bed and carpet.
The custom, lighted TCS closet system in the loft’s main bedroom.
A master bathroom with beige tile on the walls.
Master bath.
A large blue pool at a condo building.
The complex includes this saltwater pool and two dog runs.
A floorplan for a two-bedroom loft in Atlanta.
The loft’s floorplan.