As far as we can determine, this studio apartment at 20th and Walnut is the smallest rental apartment in Philadelphia. It’s very chic to inhabit a small space, actually, given New York’s recent infatuation with micro-apartments, including a competition that set the square footage minimum at 250. So Philadelphia beats NYC. How do you like that.
According to the listing, the renovated kitchen features “a gas range, a garbage disposal and a space-saving mini fridge” (emphasis ours). However, it’s true that it doesn’t look as cramped as it might because it does have high ceilings and the listing says it has a standard closet as well, meaning, we suppose, a space larger than a crack in the wall.
Newly renovated common areas
24/7 on-call service
24/7 front-door video surveillance
In this case, though, it’s not about the amount of space–it’s about the location, which is obviously unbeatable. Available in June for $850 per month. Allan Domb is also working on Rittenhouse-area micro-apartments, and we’re pretty excited about those.
Meanwhile, 225 square feet is positively luxurious in comparison to the cage-like conditions some Hong Kong residents live in–averaging 40 square feet and only able to be photographed from above:
• 2051 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA [Trulia]
• Apartments So Small They Can Only Be Photographed From Above [Atlantic Cities]