NYC's Smallest Apartment Just Got Smaller

smallest apartmentUntil now, the smallest apartment we were aware of was Felice Cohen's New York City pad, as AOL Real Estate documented in "Woman Lives in 90-Square-Foot New York Apartment." Well, real estate observers, let's get even smaller.

(See photos and video below.)

A fellow named Luke posted photos of his 78-square-foot New York City abode on, as part of the site's annual Smallest Coolest Home Contest. Luke writes on the site that his apartment is "simple, efficient, convertible, and zen enough to be comfortably habitable." The custom built sofa converts into a bed, and all of the furnishings were designed by the resident. In the gallery below, note the small refrigerator integrated underneath the desk space.

No word on the rent (Cohen pays $700 for her 90 square feet) or whether the apartment includes a bathroom.

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I see a frig but no m w.

August 09 2011 at 9:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well Nowa days its cheaper for the most part for people to eat out ( talking 1 or 2 peeps not familys), and did anyone look at the picture ? Did you not see the door in front of couch? I bet there in a bathroom ( a small one) behind it, besides he lives in NEW YORK just kinda need some place to hang yer hat for when you are not out partying or doing something. As for the tree if he's not Jewish, Atheis, or what ever see the small plant by the airconditioner welll duhhhh doesn't have to be a big tree now does it? :-)

May 05 2011 at 1:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is one of those situations where your REALLY have to use the vertical space.

May 04 2011 at 2:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Geez, "Hey baby, wanna come back to my can change in uh...
right in front of me..and sorry if your head its the front door..or air conditioner...and if it
hits the fridge,, grab me a beer"

May 04 2011 at 11:47 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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May 04 2011 at 6:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My guess there has to be a bathroom of some sort..... think about it.... do you see ANYWHERE for his clothes? Unless he wears the same thing everyday, there has to be SOME KIND of storage for clothes and my guess if there is that then there is possibly a bathroom closet that they are kept in.
Although I like the idea of the simplicity of this, it sure doesn't make good for entertaining. Or for bringing over a special someone!!

May 02 2011 at 7:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chester robinson

Looks likethey have more room room than they need ;; The rent could come down a little ;;
I have 1000 foot house a garage an retired ;; Where are these people going to live when they reach 65 years // Need to think ahead :::;

May 01 2011 at 9:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to chester robinson's comment

Most of us are too busy trying to survive NOW to think ahead. If we don't survive TODAY, tomorrow is academic!

May 04 2011 at 2:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow..a landords dream. No kitchen, bath to repair, take about 30 minutes to clean, 2 hrs to paint, etc ...wish I could own some of these.

May 01 2011 at 7:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


May 01 2011 at 6:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steve's Stuff

O and don't swing a DEAD CAT HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE

May 01 2011 at 4:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steve's Stuff

Now that is cool, But It would gimme the Heeby Jeebies, Certainatly not for some one who has a Thing for Tight places, But to be fair, I believe, something that small would be considered a ROOM, Not an Apartment.I guess he must be a Grinch too, Where would he put his Christmas tree? I guess with all the millions of people in NYC, You have to find anyplace you can to live. He made it look really good, and Very functional too. KUDOS.And That is why they call NY the Empire State, It takes some one with smarts to think of something like that. Have fun in your ROOM.

May 01 2011 at 4:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply