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  • metta

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    Feb 08, 2016 6:18 PM GMT


    160 apartments with no parking other than room for 1 zip car and a bicycle garage.
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    Feb 08, 2016 7:56 PM GMT
    Notice all those micro-whatevers are usually shown with very large and bucolic terraces or lawns. icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 08, 2016 8:42 PM GMT
    "...garden variety hipsters..." icon_lol.gif
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Feb 08, 2016 8:45 PM GMT
    Having an option is usually better than not having one. That's what most textbooks say.

    The truth is that a bad option is still a bad option, though few textbooks mention this.icon_lol.gif

    San Francisco is one of the coolest places on earth. As always in life, you have got to have what it takes. Doing it at the price described here ain't really worth it.

    Even if your dryer sends you a text whenever your load is doneicon_rolleyes.gif.

    Learning to do what is appropriate for YOU, your abilities and talents is actually what may be more helpful than trying to pack as many souls per sq.ft. as possible.

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    Feb 08, 2016 8:51 PM GMT
    That's roughly the same amount of space as my boat. Or an RV, for that matter. But then, the boat also has a deck. You easily buy such a boat, in good condition, for less than $10K
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    Feb 08, 2016 10:57 PM GMT
    This is great. Thanks for posting.

    This is of particular interest to me. I think I've mentioned that I still have tenants in my Santa Monica home for another two years, and will either have to Ellis Act them out, which is quite expensive or find something small and sorta self contained for me until their lease expires.

    Sure can't do car-less though in my business as in the vicinity of $400 - $500 mil worth of deals, between 1031 down-legs and up-legs just got started. So I need fast, easy access to the car, and safe so I can be gone for weeks or a month at a time coming back here to Columbus.
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    Feb 09, 2016 12:11 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidThat's roughly the same amount of space as my boat. Or an RV, for that matter. But then, the boat also has a deck. You easily buy such a boat, in good condition, for less than $10K


    500 SF units are around $550,000, a 370 SF unit is selling for $ 330,000. You need to make $100k to qualify for a $300k unit.,
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    Feb 09, 2016 12:23 AM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    mindgarden saidThat's roughly the same amount of space as my boat. Or an RV, for that matter. But then, the boat also has a deck. You easily buy such a boat, in good condition, for less than $10K


    500 SF units are around $550,000, a 370 SF unit is selling for $ 330,000. You need to make $100k to qualify for a $300k unit.,


    And you can't even sail that unit to Mexico in the winter icon_rolleyes.gif
  • KissTheSky

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    Feb 09, 2016 1:17 AM GMT
    This is a great idea for a young and/or single person.
    Although I always wonder why they make the kitchens take up so much space in a tiny apartment. Is a 25-year-old single guy really going to be making multi-course meals? More likely making coffee and occasionally eating takeout.
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    Feb 09, 2016 1:36 AM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    mindgarden saidThat's roughly the same amount of space as my boat. Or an RV, for that matter. But then, the boat also has a deck. You easily buy such a boat, in good condition, for less than $10K


    500 SF units are around $550,000, a 370 SF unit is selling for $ 330,000. You need to make $100k to qualify for a $300k unit.,


    Nothing remotely surprising about $1,000 sq ft.
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    Feb 09, 2016 2:19 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Alpha13 said
    mindgarden saidThat's roughly the same amount of space as my boat. Or an RV, for that matter. But then, the boat also has a deck. You easily buy such a boat, in good condition, for less than $10K


    500 SF units are around $550,000, a 370 SF unit is selling for $ 330,000. You need to make $100k to qualify for a $300k unit.,


    Nothing remotely surprising about $1,000 sq ft.



    Actually they are over $1,000 at this point. $1,300 is not uncommon. As you can see from the video the finish level is below that of a 1970's welfare project.
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    Feb 09, 2016 5:22 AM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    freedomisntfree said
    Alpha13 said
    mindgarden saidThat's roughly the same amount of space as my boat. Or an RV, for that matter. But then, the boat also has a deck. You easily buy such a boat, in good condition, for less than $10K


    500 SF units are around $550,000, a 370 SF unit is selling for $ 330,000. You need to make $100k to qualify for a $300k unit.,


    Nothing remotely surprising about $1,000 sq ft.



    Actually they are over $1,000 at this point. $1,300 is not uncommon. As you can see from the video the finish level is below that of a 1970's welfare project.


    I thought it was still under construction. If you're talking about the individual units, yeah, not great.
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    Feb 09, 2016 9:09 PM GMT
    As one in SF, I think this is great and more options for single persons and of course the new workforce of housing crunch that needs housing.

    However, there are problems with some of his idealistic/Utopian concepts, of sharing spaces, washer/dryers not being in the apartments, etc. I have seen in some apartments folks stealing clothing from dryers and washers..yup ridiculous but it happens here in SF. No Eutopian neighbors. Also, he could have made the rooms a bit more open, it is very claustrophobic in some of the units - again I understand the restriction of space, but he could have arranged the space to feel more opened. I agree as well as others that the idea of having these huge terraces for entertaining and barbecues places which seldom are used is NOT a good idea. Most 20s, are not up for barbecuing, not that it does not happen but the majority going out especially in SF. I would have reduced the deck space and increase square foot areas in the apartments.
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    Feb 10, 2016 6:49 PM GMT
    I bought my 850 sf, 1 BR condo, w/ a fireplace, deck, and downtown view, located at 15th & Guerrero in SF for $112K in 1984. Sold it for right around $500K in 2003, Now, comparable units in the complex are selling in the low $1Ms. The 'hood is now one of the hippest in SF, free of the crime that ruled it when we first moved in, and much nicer than these warrens on 9th & Mission in SOMA.
  • metta

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    Feb 14, 2016 7:30 AM GMT
    88 square feet

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    Feb 14, 2016 7:15 PM GMT
    She's a cool young lady and I like what she's done with that space. The print of the boiler on the wall is killer! Now, let's see those two BB players in bed!