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What You Get in Less Than 400 Square Feet in DC

by Lark Turner

Square footage isn’t always the best way to judge a home, but when it comes to DC’s tiniest condos, it can be instructive. This week we look at three of DC’s smallest abodes on the market that clock in at under 400 square feet — micro by any measure.


What You Get in Less Than 400 Square Feet in DC: Figure 1

The District’s Smallest One-Bedroom on the Market

Coming in at $902 per square foot is a property that may very well be the District’s smallest one-bedroom for sale. This Kalorama condo has two advantages that make it appear a bit bigger than it is: several windows and a second-floor vantage point that lets light in. It’s been updated with bright white paint and staged with small furniture that also make it appear larger, and it also features a fireplace. The kitchen opens onto the living space.

  • Full Listing: 2145 California Street Northwest #204 (map)
  • Price: $329,999
  • HOA Fee: $183/month
  • Square Feet: 366
  • Bedrooms: One
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Year Built: 1924
  • Listing Agent: Jonathan Diffley, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


What You Get in Less Than 400 Square Feet in DC: Figure 2

An Updated Studio in Cleveland Park

Here’s something you don’t always find in small units: A high-end, full-size kitchen. The con here is that the bed takes up the vast majority of the living space, and it may be a little tough to find room for a couch. Luckily, there’s shared outdoor space in the building, which is near St. Albans School.

  • Full Listing: 3100 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest #B8 (map)
  • Price: $194,900
  • HOA Fee: $240/month
  • Square Feet: 351
  • Bedrooms: None
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Listing Agent: Robert Jennings, Long & Foster Real Estate

Photo by Peter Evans Photography


What You Get in Less Than 400 Square Feet in DC: Figure 3

The Smallest of Them All in Logan

Didn’t think you could buy into Logan for about $200,000? You can — you just have to be willing to squeeze. This studio on the ground floor of an 1885 building has its own private entrance. The interior is sparse, with a bathroom that could definitely use an update, but the unit does come with new appliances, and several windows let light into the space. A con: The windows are street level, so you’ll want to install curtains first.

  • Full Listing: 1822 15th Street Northwest #1 (map)
  • Price: $219,000
  • HOA Fee: $265/month
  • Square Feet: 327
  • Bedrooms: None
  • Bathrooms: One
  • Year Built: 1885
  • Listing Agent: Donald Guthrie, Long & Foster Real Estate

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_you_get_in_400_square_feet_or_less_in_dc/9057

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