Proof that the New York real estate market is bananas: a teeny Upper East Side studio—like, 290 square feet teeny—recently sold for $630,000, according to the New York Post.
The studio originally hit the market in June with an even more outlandish asking price of $695,000. Per the one listing photo available, the apartment also came with some rather interesting decor touches, like leopard-print carpet. Its previous owner, philanthropist Carroll Petrie, apparently used the apartment as a guest room, according to the Post. (Petrie passed away last year, and her lavish Fifth Avenue apartment was on the market recently for $30 million.)
The buyer of the tiny condo is an "Israeli dress designer" who snapped it up for $630,000. No word on whether the carpet will stay once the new owner moves in.
· This 290-square-foot studio apartment sold for $630K [NYP]
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