DC’s Smallest Home Finds a Bachelor Buyer

by UrbanTurf Staff


A couple weeks ago, we wrote about a unit at the Parkade in Columbia Heights (map) that stood out for two reasons: 1) It was listed for just $99,000 and 2) At a mere 278 square feet, it was the smallest unit on the market in DC.

Well, the condo is now under contract to a suitable buyer: a bachelor.


Listing agent Brittany Barsky tells UrbanTurf that a single man has purchased the “bachelor efficiency”. One of the concerns when we wrote about this unit was the lack of a kitchen. We are told that the kitchenette area will be plumbed so that the new owner can at least install a mini-kitchen.

More photos of the unit below.


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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_278_square-foot_micro-unit_finds_a_bachelor_buyer/8076


  1. Joseph said at 3:30 pm on Monday February 3, 2014:

    I think this is great!!! I live in a 25m2 flat in Paris…and I am sooo comfortable with my French Bulldog…we are cosy and live in a luxury pad near the Eiffel Tower…what more could you ask for!!!

  1. A Cox said at 4:26 pm on Monday February 3, 2014:

    This is the future for singles and couples (AKA: the downsizing of America). Very common in NYC unless you’re a member of the 1%.

  1. smn-dc said at 1:11 pm on Tuesday February 4, 2014:

    So without a kitchen you’re suppose to eat out EVERY day? How inefficient that would be! Who would buy a place w/out a kitchen? (yes so they are putting a mini- one in).

  1. dillon said at 2:59 pm on Tuesday February 4, 2014:

    I just wanna know where is the bathroom?  I’m curious to see how they fit THAT in.  It already appears to have a kitchenette, I see a sink and what looks like a glasstop stove.  But where’s the bathroom?

  1. Cheryl said at 4:33 pm on Tuesday February 4, 2014:

    The bath appears to be just inside the little kitchenette to the right. If you look at the second to last pic—that’s the left side of the kitchenette and it looks like a small closet space. Then look at the last pic—you can see the right side of the kitchenette and there’s a door visible. I’m guessing that leads to a bathroom. Genius—- not everybody needs or wants a large home!

  1. Seth said at 8:46 pm on Tuesday February 4, 2014:

    A junior bedroom pretty much covers 98% of the needs of any couple. These “rooms” with pseudo kitchens are very limited in their long term livability. The bachelor or bachelorette, will grow tired of the arraignment in two years, therefore negating any cost savings. I’d suggest to couples/individuals to save up for a least a junior bedroom, with the formula being add an additional bedroom with every kid you have. If you have no kids, theoretically you could live in the junior one bedroom until you die. The man probably paid cash, but two fees will be with him forever regardless that he owns it outright,  HOA fees and DC property tax. And guess what, they always go up!

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