An Efficient 454 Square Feet

by UrbanTurf Staff

454 square feet in Kalorama.

Based on the size of a few listings to recently hit the market, micro-units could indeed turn out to be the housing trend of the future in DC. But sometimes just a bit more space is needed to make a homeowner feel comfortable.

A Kalorama studio was listed late Wednesday that measures out at 454 square feet, making it small, but not nearly as tight as this Columbia Heights studio we wrote about last week.


However, micro-unit and small space lovers should take note of the efficient layout. In 454 square feet, there is room for a galley kitchen, a small dining area and even a walk-in closet. The sacrifice comes in the living room/bedroom area where there is room for a full bed. So, the ideal buyer would be someone who is fashion conscious, but doesn’t mind the fact that a Queen or King may not work out. (Of course, a buyer could always sacrifice living room space for a larger sleeping space.)

The layout of the home and more photos below.


Photos courtesy of HomeVisit.

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  1. Nat said at 4:49 pm on Thursday February 6, 2014:

    Don’t you love how real estate companies always stretch photos to make a space look bigger? Like in that first picture, somehow a twin bed magically looks like a full…

    That being said, the space is nicely planned for what it is. It would also be easy to fit a queen sized bed where the couch is to have a more divided sleeping area. If the owner would then put a love seat where the TV is and TV console where the bed is, the space would be used more efficiently.

  1. alorama said at 6:07 pm on Thursday February 6, 2014:

    For the record, it is a full-sized bed.

  1. ahoff said at 6:08 pm on Thursday February 6, 2014:

    I know the owner of the unit personally and they do have a full bed, not a twin.

  1. The Editors said at 6:19 pm on Thursday February 6, 2014:


    Thanks for the clarification.

    We have made the change that it is a full bed, not a twin.

    The Editors

  1. Jason said at 7:05 pm on Thursday February 6, 2014:

    Beautiful space and great neighborhood but probably better for 1 person instead of two.

  1. sbc said at 3:48 pm on Friday February 7, 2014:

    I had a friend who lived in that building with the same floor plan (might have even been the same unit!).  The building and units are really nice; they are small but everything else about them that can be fixed is. Except for the heat, which is oppressive—she had her window open all winter and the faucets ran hot and had to cool down after you turned them on!

    I always thought she could put the bed in the closet and just have a wardrobe in the living room.  The floor plan is a bit blurry but I think it says the closet is 6x7 feet, or 72x84”.  A queen mattress is 60x80” so even it would fit, though a full would be a lot better.

    But I am small, non-claustrophobic, an owner of few clothes, and like to have people over, so others might want to use the space differently.

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