The Real Deal New York

UWS foldable studio asks $469k: VIDEO

The owner paid just $70k to renovate his tiny apartment
June 01, 2014 11:00AM

 An absolutely tiny apartment on the Upper West Side asking nearly half a million dollars isn’t anything new, but then most listings don’t “fold.”

The 450-square-foot foldable apartment has hit the market asking $469,000, according to Gothamist. Third-grade-teacher Eric Schneider purchased the West 73rd Street apartment for just $235,000 in 2005. Soon after, he hired architects Michael Chen and Kari Anderson of Normal Projects to renovate his apartment.

The architects added what looks like a large closet that turns the studio into a four-in-one unfolding box, with a bedroom, living room, office and closet all inside. [Gothamist] Christopher Cameron