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post #21091 of 24155
No, that's GF.

Mr. (Low) T
post #21092 of 24155
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Jesus...Pretty sure my GF's studio apartment has more kitchen than that.

The worst thing is that its almost the standard size for kitchens in new developed apartments of that size.

this is in a 1900 sq.ft.

post #21093 of 24155
Is there some sort of building code in the US that requires kitchens to be separated from the rest of the dwelling? Otherwise, I feel like we'd have more crap like that in high rent areas like SF or NYC. I can just hear an agent now saying, "sure it has a kitchen, right there under the tv, beside the couch."
post #21094 of 24155
I thought the premise was, for folks buying tiny apartments in the millions in high density urban areas, is that they don't cook and really don't even spend any time at home except to sleep? All eating is allegedly done in public places as is all living?
post #21095 of 24155
1600-1900 sq ft, is that tiny?
post #21096 of 24155
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

1600-1900 sq ft, is that tiny?

 

That's smaller than Pio's guest house.

post #21097 of 24155
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

1600-1900 sq ft, is that tiny?

I would call 1900 "modest" and 1600 "small." For one person both are fine, for two it's doable, but with kids or another family member? Now we're talking crowded IMO.
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That's smaller than Pio's guest house.

Guest house is "tiny." About 740 sq feet. But it's actually premised on the thought it's just a place to sleep and such.
post #21098 of 24155
Lol, you've clearly never been to Europe.
post #21099 of 24155
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Lol, you've clearly never been to Europe.

I admit to having my sense of proportion altered since I was a young'un. Families with six or more kids in 1100 sq foot homes, with only one bathroom, was pretty common.
post #21100 of 24155
1900 sq ft is monsterous in an urban apartment. I mean, googling 1900 sq ft house gives me things like this which look like pretty solid 3 bedrooms:


Figure in the apartment, you are also cutting out certain things that often take up space in a house like home gyms, laundry rooms (although in-unit is pretty standard in new construction now), and no need for a big furnace, AC, water heater, etc.
post #21101 of 24155
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

1900 sq ft is monsterous in an urban apartment. I mean, googling 1900 sq ft house gives me things like this which look like pretty solid 3 bedrooms:


Figure in the apartment, you are also cutting out certain things that often take up space in a house like home gyms, laundry rooms (although in-unit is pretty standard in new construction now), and no need for a big furnace, AC, water heater, etc.

Things like garages are not counted and I'm willing to bet the right hand side of that building is a connected garage. AC, furnace, water heater, etc. tend to be located in garages and would not take up floor space. Square footage is only those areas that are covered by HVAC basically. (I've taken some real estate courses and that's the standard definition).

Also, square footage for homes is calculated by measuring the exterior. So if you have a free standing structure that is 10x10 outside, but only 8x8 inside, it's listed as 100 sq feet.
post #21102 of 24155
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Originally Posted by SixOhNine View Post

Is there some sort of building code in the US that requires kitchens to be separated from the rest of the dwelling? Otherwise, I feel like we'd have more crap like that in high rent areas like SF or NYC. I can just hear an agent now saying, "sure it has a kitchen, right there under the tv, beside the couch."

define separated? the majority of new construction is open plan and sets the kitchen right in the rest of the living space.

They usually throw in an island (because...everybody needs an island!) so they aren't quite as sparse as Finn's photos, but they certainly aren't separated.
post #21103 of 24155
I know you like your big house, but the median new single family home size in the US didn't go above 2000sq ft until like 1998...and that's new-construction, so figure the size of existing housing stock is well below that.

It is an apartment in Europe that is bigger than more than half of the houses in the US...calling that modest seems either insane or out-of-touch.
post #21104 of 24155
I would vote for either choice as both would fit me well.
post #21105 of 24155
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


I admit to having my sense of proportion altered since I was a young'un. Families with six or more kids in 1100 sq foot homes, with only one bathroom, was pretty common.

It's not uncommon for a family of 4 to live in a 1000 sq.ft. apartment 1300 is considered spacious and anything above 1500 is large. It's not uncommon for single people to live in 600 sq.ft. apartments, I even know people with children who live/have lived in something like that. I knew a guy years ago who bought an 800 sq.ft. house for him and his wife, kid and dog.

The biggest apartment for sale in the city at the moment is 4100 and there's maybe 40 apartments in the market above 2000 sq.ft.

I have been looking for quite some time now for a house above 1800 sq.ft. but they are close to impossible to find and 2000 and over are in the 2 million range and higher. The 2 mill ones are terrace houses with on street parking.

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Figure in the apartment, you are also cutting out certain things that often take up space in a house like home gyms, laundry rooms (although in-unit is pretty standard in new construction now), and no need for a big furnace, AC, water heater, etc.

As piob said, garages, basements etc. aren't included in registered living area, neither is anything with a ceiling height below 160cm. (in Sweden they don't count bathrooms, kitchen and room with a ceiling height below 180cm)
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