When you think of moving to a tiny home you probably think about saving a few hundred dollars here and there, and maybe even saving the environment by drastically reducing your energy consumption. In New York City, the latter may certainly hold true, but moving to a smaller space doesn't always equate to lower costs. Take for instance Carmel Place, the city's first entirely micro-unit building where some studios under 300 square feet rent for close to $3,000 per month. It gets even more depressing when you think about sales however. Who would pay over $1 million for a space under 500 square feet? Many according to the city's developers who are all asking over that amount for the apartments on this map. The sizes of the units on this list, which was created by PropertyShark, go from 446 to 555 square feet, and prices go from $1.03M to $1.5M. Unsurprisingly, all these apartments are in Manhattan. Is this the new norm in Manhattan? would you fork out this much for a tiny home? are you appalled by these prices? Whatever your feelings, sound off in the comments section below.Read More
10 tiny, absurdly expensive NYC apartments for sale
The apartments on this list range in size from 446 square feet to 555 square feet
1. 150 Rivington Street #3E—$1.03M
New York, NY 10002
Once home to an iconic Matzo factory, the structure at 150 Rivington Street is now being torn down to make way for 45 condos developed by Cogswell Lee Development and Gluck+. This 543-square-foot condo is one of them. This particular unit is one of the larger ones on this list. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is a south-facing unit and comes with finishes like Pelle Grigio marble cascades in the bathroom, Italian custom cabinetry, and caesarstone countertops in the Kitchen. Amenities in the building include a landscaped roof terrace and a sun deck for yoga.
2. 130 West 20th Street #7A—$1.075M
New York, NY 10011
Located at the Chelsea condo known as The Prima, this one-bedroom apartment is asking $1.075 million, and at 555 square feet it's also the largest tiny home on this list. The unit boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, "dramatic" high ceilings, and new wood floors. The bedroom is separated from the rest of the apartment by a giant sliding door, and the bathroom comes with a deep soaking tub. Amenities in the building include a gym, and a roof deck.
3. 254 Park Avenue South #11R—$1.075M
New York, NY 10010
This Flatiron pad is a short walk away from both Madison Square Park and Union Square (and Gramercy Park too, but that's off limits) and is also asking $1.075M. The studio spans 506-square-feet and comes with 12-foot-tall ceilings, and is "rarely available," according to the brokerbabble. To make it seem more spacious, developers have added a sleeping loft, and other features include wide oak flooring and a bathroom fitted with limestone.
4. 565 Broome Street #N61—$1.095M
New York, NY 10013
It's just been a day since sales got underway at Renzo Piano's first NYC residential project. This studio at the Soho building spans 514-square-feet, and comes with 10-foot-tall ceilings, white oak plank floors, solid fluted white oak cabinets, and a speed oven in the kitchen. Amenities in the building including a 55-foot indoor swimming pool, a spa with sauna and steam rooms, a wet bar, a library, and a landscaped outdoor terrace.
5. 1 Central Park West #712A—$1.1M
New York, NY 10023
One of the tiniest on the list, this 450-square-foot studio is located at the Trump International Hotel & Tower at Lincoln Square, and is asking $1.1 million. The unit was recently renovated, and comes with floor to ceiling windows, a jacuzzi tub, and 24-hour room service—though you can only live there a maximum of 179 days in a year. You also get access to the hotel's amenities, which include a 6,000-square-foot fitness center, and a 55-foot indoor lap pool.
6. 246 Spring Street #3002—$1.188M
New York, NY 10013
Another Trump Property, this one is located at his hotel and condo in Soho, and is asking $1.188 million. The studio spans 475-square-feet, making it one of the smaller ones on this list. Some of the highlights of this fully furnished unit include a king sized bed, a marble soaking tub in the bathroom, and hardwood floors.
7. 60 East 55th Street #16B—$1.195M
New York, NY 10022
Located in the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed Park Avenue Place building, this one-bedroom turn-key apartment spans 528-square-feet and wants $1.195 million. The unit allows for a pied-à-terre, and comes with floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, cherry wood floors, white lacquer cabinets in the kitchen, a dishwasher, a walk-in closet, and a washer/dryer in unit.
8. 16 East 84th Street #1A—$1.195M
New York, NY 10028
The smallest of the apartments on this list, this studio on the Upper East Side spans 446-square-feet and is located in a red brick mansion that was built in 1900, but that's now a condo. The studio has a dining room/kitchen on one end, and the living/room bedroom, which gives it a tiny one-bedroom feel. The listing boasts soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, and large windows.
9. 235 West 75th Street #1023—$1.255M
New York, NY 10023
This 545-square-foot studio at The Astor on the Upper West Side comes with a wood-burning fireplace—one of the perks of living in a remodeled pre-war building. Other highlights in the condo include eight-foot tall doors, herringbone floors in the living and kitchen areas, the latter of which is also fitted with satin white lacquer millwork.
10. 1 Central Park South #1741—$1.5M
New York, NY 10019
The priciest pad on this, and by quite a margin at that, is located at none other than the Plaza Hotel. The hotel itself may be facing some trouble, but the condos still seem to attract big bucks. This studio spans 524-square-feet and allows a maximum stay of 120 days. The listing states that it's a corner unit and features views of the city to the west and the south.