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Updated loft neighboring Ponce City Market called ‘spotless’ costs $450K

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It’s a two-bedroom corner unit at Old Fourth Ward’s Glen Iris Lofts

A condo with high ceilings and a white kitchen and exposed brick walls.
The new kitchen and other enhancements at 640 Glen Iris Drive NE, Unit No. 306.
RE/MAX, McJenko Team; photography by Nick Hoisington

With two decades of experience selling Atlanta condos, Jim McMahel of RE/MAX Metro Atlanta sounds confident in calling the Glen Iris Lofts among the best-built condominium complexes in the Beltline/Ponce City Market area.

How so?

Concrete bones, an exterior wrapped in genuine brick, and features such as wooden, double-pane Andersen windows at Glen Iris Lofts are built for quiet living and longevity, McMahel says.

“[It’s] built like a high-rise that could go up several more stories—eight-inch poured concrete floors and cast-in-place concrete pillars make up the structure,” McMahel, of The McJenko Team Realtors, writes to Curbed Atlanta in an email.

“No new construction buildings of six stories or less are built this way because of costs, and there were only a few built this way in the early 2000s,” he continues. “Copenhill Lofts and Inman Park Village Lofts nearby, and Midcity Lofts and 905 Juniper in Midtown” are a few examples.

McMahel is making the case because he holds the new listing for Glen Iris Lofts’s Unit No. 306, which is asking an even $450,000 as of Friday. It’s a low-floor, corner unit with two bedroom spaces and two bathrooms in 1,273 square feet.

“This unit is absolutely spotless,” he says, “and the upgrades are superb.”

A huge concrete pillar in a condo with big white walls.
The foyer’s concrete pillar boosts the industrial feel.

The 110-unit lofts complex was opened in 2001, and aside from exposed ductwork and maybe the exposed brick, few traits of the very early aughts remain.

The kitchen and bathrooms have been sleekly updated, with custom shades joined by fresh coats of Farrow & Ball paint. The large entry hall, like ceilings that climb more than 10 feet, lends a sense of openness, and the place doesn’t want for natural light.

Monthly HOA fees of $455 aren’t nothing, but that does grant access to Google Fiber, the community’s saltwater pool, and a dog run. Not all walls reach the ceiling (thus: it’s a loft) and the second bedroom space lacks a door—both potential sticking points.

As for parking, one garage and one uncovered space come with. That’s if a car is required in such a primo location (Walk Score: 85).

Records indicate the loft was listed for as high as $525,000 in July last year before ultimately being pulled from the market at $460,000 in December.

A huge living room space with brick walls and a balcony.
Two large banks of wood windows fill the living room and kitchen with light.
A white and gray kitchen with a huge brick wall at right.
Quartz countertops found throughout the condo begin in the renovated kitchen, where name brands include Bosch, KitchenAid, and Grohe.
A large sliding door with a bedroom beyond it to the right.
An immense sliding door reveals the main bedroom.
A long white bathroom with a  wooden door.
Additions to bathrooms include this six-foot quartz vanity, plus brands like Hansgrohe, Duravit, Toto, and Kohler fixtures.
A couch a left in a small room with a tall brick wall.
The second bedroom space.
A long patio space with a purple chair and black railings.
The unit’s patio is buffered by trees, accessed off the living room.
A large city with trees and blue sky and a skyline.
Glen Iris Lofts’s context in Old Fourth Ward, with downtown and Midtown beyond.