How Much!? You Won't Believe the Price of These Teeny Tiny Apartments

Downsizing your digs won't always spare your wallet. For proof, look no further than this selection of amenity-rich (and richly priced) tiny apartments scattered all across the country. The pocket-size properties will set you back a minimum of $407—and as much as $2,242—per square foot for the privilege of living large in less than 600 square feet of space.

  1. Mod-Edwardian digs in San Francisco, California

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    Although it's tucked away in an Edwardian estate that dates back to 1913, this 240-square-foot pied-à-terre situated on Russian Hill is drenched in modern finishes. Sleek bamboo floors, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops all play a role in the minuscule dwelling's $379,000 price tag.

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  2. Fashion-forward tiny apartment in New York City

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    A few hours spent shopping at the boutiques on world-famous Fifth Avenue could put a strain on any wallet, but if you're out there looking for real estate rather than handbags, expect an out-of-this-world premium. This idyllic ivory-colored condominium with access to concierge service and an on-site garage will set you back $1.095 million for a mere 572 square feet.

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  3. Urban contemporary abode in Boston, Massachusetts

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    Every corner of this recently renovated 391-square-foot penthouse has contemporary appeal that stretches from the Brazilian hardwood floors to the tile bath fixtures and granite countertops. It even has a rooftop deck that overlooks the Boston skyline and harbor, but you'll pay a price for the killer view—$439,900 to be exact.

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  4. Industrial-modern apartment in Boston, Massachusetts

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    Converted from a warehouse, this 487-square-foot condo priced at $579,000 retains its industrial roots while incorporating rustic design elements. Exposed brick, metal ductwork, and sinuous floor lamps coexist comfortably with wooden ceiling beams, wood cabinetry, and floors in variegated hues to evoke a cozy cottage ambience with a hint of modernity.

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  5. Space-amplifying abode in New York City

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    Soaring 11-foot ceilings and grand, sun-soaked windows make this $1.15 million New York nest near the Hudson River look and feel much larger than its dimensions on paper. A zero-waste floor plan puts every inch of the 579-square-foot dwelling to good use. 

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  6. Stateside European pad in Washington, D.C.

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    The perfect spot for a history or politics buff, this 560-square-foot apartment is situated on Pennsylvania Avenue, mere steps from the Washington Monument. But the European elegance of the interior, exemplified by rosewood floors, cherry cabinets, and a copper sink, contributed as much to the home's recent selling price of $511,000 as did its enviable location.

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  7. Resort-style living in Miami Beach, Florida

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    You'll fork over a hefty sum for virtually any waterfront digs in Miami's South Beach neighborhood, but at $1.099 million, this 490-square-foot resort-style dwelling has a higher-than-average asking price, compared with other ritzy residences nearby. High-flying buyers whose bank account can take the hit will nab a furnished condo only a short commute from beautiful beaches, a spa, and bustling restaurants.

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  8. Abode from another dimension in Seattle, Washington

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    Thanks to the striking prism-like construction and sprawling windows of this condominium, residents of these sky-high units built atop a historic redbrick building enjoy panoramic views of Seattle's Pioneer Square. The modern geometry of the exterior continues inside this $501,900 unit, where a flat design scheme and cylindrical pillars add dimension and drama to the 505-square-foot quarters.

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  9. Riverside retreat in New York City

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    Small but striking, this 575-square-foot corner studio comes with hardwood floors, designer lighting, and breathtaking views of the Hudson River. While the floor-to-ceiling windows offer an enviable vantage point from which to glimpse the waterfront, the most exquisite view can be enjoyed from the brick-clad private balcony of the $1.175 million unit.

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  10. Sky-high apartment in Chicago, Illnois

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    This one-bedroom condo on the 37th floor of a luxurious Gold Coast building offers unbeatable perks, from modern appliances to a rooftop swimming pool. But living the high life on Chicago's lakefront doesn't come cheap. The diminutive dwelling—a mere 650 square feet—costs $265,000, enough for a single-family home in a number of affordable American cities.

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  11. Open and airy oasis in Austin, Texas

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    Dispelling the myth that all down-south dwellings are dirt cheap, this 558-square-foot pad, within walking distance of Austin's historic 6th Street, was originally listed for $384,000. The sun-drenched open floor plan is designed for the minimalist-minded, but a balcony situated beyond the living room offers a touch of luxury and extends the space of the tiny dwelling.

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  12. Bar-raising residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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    Smack-dab in the middle of Philadelphia's historic Rittenhouse Square, this $350,000 condo boasts grand windows, luxurious hardwood floors, and a chic white-tiled bathroom. A breakfast bar creates the illusion of depth in the 511-square-foot space while providing a clear view from the kitchen into the sunny living room.

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  13. Proud to be tiny in San Francisco, California

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    You're in no danger of getting lost in this petite and proud apartment that's on the market for $460,000 in San Francisco's coveted Mission District. The tiny quarters span no more than 300 square feet in total, but the unit's limited size doesn't diminish its appeal. Thanks to a space-saving layout, the wee property manages to squeeze in a fireplace, a complete set of kitchen appliances, and a fairly roomy shower.

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