PHOTOS: Allan Domb’s New “Micro Apartments” at 1955 Locust

Arielle Gottlieb over at Allan Domb’s office sent us some information about the busy investor/developer’s latest project:

1955 Locust is a 9-unit building with micro-apartments ranging in size from 352 square feet to 510 square feet. There is one studio and the remainder are true one bedroom units. Although brand new, 1955 Locust stays true to many of its original building details such as oversized windows, high ceilings, restored wainscoting and other woodwork, and some homes even have the original marble fireplace mantels.

Despite being so small, each unit has high-end finishes and features including: hardwood floors throughout; bathrooms with stylish vanities and tile detail; kitchens with wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops; and Bosch stackable washers and dryers.

Prices start at $1,390 per month.

And here, Laura Kicey’s photos of some of the units.


  • z2

    these are small apartments but not “micro units.” Domb is just using the buzz word of the month to try and drive traffic to something generic. These are just small units w/ the usual features and finishes. True micro units are much smaller w/ well designed kitchens and bathrooms that are scaled for a different lifestyle. Everything is well thought out so that space can be best utilized and flexible. And buying the smallest appliances sold at best buy doesn’t count as “well thought out.”

    • Liz Spikol

      Yes, the term “micro” is the one he is using to market them. We are following suit.

  • Andrew Lawrence

    The photographer used a fishbowl or similar kind of lens to make the rooms look more spacious. The effect is fairly obvious and very disingenuous.

  • JMaurer

    Actually, I saw the apartments in person. They are very spacious and utterly gorgeous. I wanted to rent one but they were taken by a corporate rental situation.

    The woodwork alone was impressive. The building is located right off the square and it as I said gorgeous.

    I would love to live there.