Smaller Homes

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Smaller Homes, from most recent to least.

209 Square Feet: Inside DC’s Smallest Home For Sale

209 Square Feet: Inside DC’s Smallest Home For Sale

Nena Perry-Brown | September 27th 2016

The DC housing market keeps surprising UrbanTurf with ever-smaller units for sale. A recent entrant on the market, a studio in Columbia Heights,... read »

Living in DC’s Smallest House

Living in DC’s Smallest House

UrbanTurf Staff | August 26th 2016 | 1 Comment

This week, UrbanTurf is re-running an article from a few years ago that looks at what it is like to live in one of DC's smallest houses. ... read »

DC’s One-Room House

DC’s One-Room House

Shilpi Paul | May 2nd 2013 | 9 Comments

For those with the budget for a studio but the hankering for a house of their own, a one-room studio house just appeared on the market on Capitol... read »

Winner of NYC’s Micro Apartment Competition Announced

Winner of NYC’s Micro Apartment Competition Announced

Shilpi Paul | January 22nd 2013 | 2 Comments

Monadnock Development LLC, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation and nARCHITECTS will be designing microunits for Bloomberg's adAPT NYC... read »

A 420-Square-Foot Studio With Eight Rooms

A 420-Square-Foot Studio With Eight Rooms

Shilpi Paul | January 18th 2013

A New York City entrepreneur has turned his home into what he calls the Life Edited apartment, a 420-square foot studio that transforms into eight... read »

Could Alleys Be Filled with Pre-Fab Micro Homes?

Could Alleys Be Filled with Pre-Fab Micro Homes?

Shilpi Paul | October 12th 2012 | 1 Comment

A North Carolina architecture firm has designed prefabricated homes that fit in the alley spaces that exist between homes in downtown Raleigh, NC. ... read »

Is DC Ready For 275-Square Foot Housing?

Is DC Ready For 275-Square Foot Housing?

Shilpi Paul | October 10th 2012 | 5 Comments

Micro-units, or residences that are under 300 square feet, have been a hot topic around the country over the past few months. Is DC's housing market... read »

Could the World’s Coolest Dorm Inspire Small-Scale Apartments?

Could the World’s Coolest Dorm Inspire Small-Scale Apartments?

Shilpi Paul | August 24th 2012 | 1 Comment

Earlier this week, UrbanTurf came across images of a very cool dorm in Denmark that made us wonder: with the burgeoning popularity of micro-studios... read »

Would DC Residents Live in a Micro-Studio?

Would DC Residents Live in a Micro-Studio?

Shilpi Paul | July 16th 2012 | 8 Comments

Last week, UrbanTurf conducted a poll to find out whether or not our readers would be willing to live in a home measuring just 275 square feet. ... read »

DC Almost Had 275-Square Foot Apartments

DC Almost Had 275-Square Foot Apartments

Shilpi Paul | July 13th 2012 | 8 Comments

If plans hadn't been halted, 600 F Street NW would now house a number of "micro-studios" -- units measuring out a mere 275 square feet. ... read »

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Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

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Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

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Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

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Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

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Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

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Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

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