The Micro-Unit Poster Child Hits the Market

by Lark Turner

The Micro-Unit Poster Child Hits the Market: Figure 1
The Life Edited apartment.

The LifeEdited apartment, a poster child for multifunctional small living spaces, can now be yours for just under $1 million. The co-op at 150 Sullivan Street in New York City (map) hit the market recently for $995,000.

The 420-square-foot apartment was built out with flexible furniture, plenty of storage space and a movable wall, allowing it to transform into eight different rooms based on its owner Graham Hill’s needs. It became a leading example of the movement toward small, flexible spaces and micro-units, and is outfitted with top-of-the-line flexible furniture (most from Resource Furniture, including an expandable table that can seat 12, a Murphy bed with a weighted shelf and even a bunk bed that pops out of a wall, ladder included.)

Resource Furniture-like designs can now frequently be spotted in renderings for proposed micro-units, including those planned for the Wharf.

The Micro-Unit Poster Child Hits the Market: Figure 2
Spot any LifeEdited influences here?

Hill’s design also included a projector instead of a TV, two built-in, drop-down desks and a separate room for the toilet that doubles as a phone booth for private calls. In the kitchen, a drawer-style dishwasher, fridge and freezer save space. A great video of how the apartment transforms can be found here.

The Micro-Unit Poster Child Hits the Market: Figure 3

But $1 million is still buying you just 420, albeit multifunctional, square feet in Manhattan — that same amount could, on average, buy you roughly 2200 square feet in DC.

“Move in with just a suitcase,” gushes the listing. We’re pretty sure that can be read two ways.

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/micro-units_poster_child_goes_on_sale_in_nyc/8267


  1. rose said at 8:59 pm on Monday March 24, 2014:
    I suspect that at those price levels, they have missed the point of the "micro-unit." Frankly, I would love to buy an in city micro-unit to compliment our rural retreat, but we are headed to retirement.
  1. william Newton LEE said at 9:25 pm on Tuesday March 25, 2014:
    Wonderful job done here. I went micro 40 years ago try 280 square. Feet that's me five dogs. 800 dollars and 50 dollars A month for rent. But this micro is located in high rent. Wonder if they have a backyard. Is there ROOM for my 42 foot antenna? Like all the built-in. Hope they have solar and some water storage. Can the pizza man find them?

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