While we all wait with bated breath for the city-sanctioned micro units to hit the market some time in 2015, there are already plenty of apartments throughout the city worth noting for their extreme smallness. We've looked at a number of them before, some impressive, some less so. Just for kicks, let's take a peek at ten of the smallest apartments for sale in the city right now (based off apartments on Streeteasy that list square footage), starting with this 275-square-foot studio on Macon Street in Bed-Stuy, asking $143,850. All cash required.
This For Sale By Owner in Soho, also 275-square-feet, is asking $295,000, or just over $1,000 per square foot. Good news: it has a bathroom. Bad news: the wall separating the bathroom from the kitchen is about three feet high.
On the Upper East Side, this 300-square-footer has been on the market for almost three years and just upped its price to $750,000 ($2,500 per square foot). The shower appears to basically be a walled-off corner.
Originally listed for $199,000 in October of 2011, this 300-square-foot studio in Murray Hill is down to $145,000, less because of the size than because it comes with a rent-stabilized tenant in place.
This 300-square-foot studio in Yorkville is essentially a short hallway with a bathroom and a kitchen, but props to the brokers for the excellent and un-deceptive photography. It's asking $279,000.
Someone paid $329,000 for this 300-square-foot pad in Lincoln Square in 2011, and decided they wanted out less than two years later. The price was chopped for the second time last month, down to $324,700.
On the plus side, this 300-square-foot studio in Murray Hill, asking $295,000, has three windows. On the minus side, there's only room for a mini fridge. On the plus side, the broker accidentally took a picture of himself in the bathroom mirror, and that's always funny.
This studio apartment is in a Rosario Candela-designed Lincoln Square building, but, unfortunately, it's a 300-square-foot rectangle. It's asking $265,000.
The tall ceilings really help in this 310-square-foot studio on the Upper West Side, which has returned to market for $275,000 after trying and failing to sell in 2010.
This 325-square-foot apartment in Greenwich Village, listed for $335,000, has a bedroom. A bedroom! Sure, it's a 54-square-foot bedroom, but still, a bedroom. We'll take it.
· Microdwelling coverage [Curbed]