Here Are the Smallest Apartments for Sale Right Now

Saving space is trendy—and it's not cheap, either.
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Whether you read it as micro-living, living small, simple living, or some other pint-sized variation of the trend, all of these nicknames mean the same thing—minimal space.

Trimming down the square footage of living space is in, (as evidenced by this robotic space-saving furniture from MIT) so a look at the smallest houses for sale in Boston this month is only fitting. Real estate data firm NeighborhoodX compiled a list of the tiniest living quarters in the city, and ended up with 14 puny and pricey pads.

The smallest apartment for sale right now? A 255 square-foot studio in Beacon Hill. At the other end of the list is 18 Centre Street in Cambridge, a 458-square-foot one-bedroom. Unsurprisingly, the price tags skew high. The cheapest place is a one-bedroom in Hyde Park for $85,000, while the most expensive is going for $559,000 at the InterContinental on the waterfront.

“It is worth noting that studio and micro-apartments tend to sell for a higher price on a per-square-foot basis than do one-bedrooms in the same building or even the same neighborhood,” says NeighborhoodX founder Constantine Valhouli.

Case in point: the per-square-foot range starts at $200 and goes all the way up to $1,407. There is, however, an interesting mix of neighborhoods taking home those smallest apartment titles. See for yourself below.

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