Living in close quarters: Philly condos of 600 square feet or less

1701-15 Locust St. #1517, Philadelphia, which is on the market for $225,000.

Living in less than 600 square feet might sound tight (or at least like a decorating challenge), but when you’re a block or two from award-winning restaurants and bars — not to mention Fairmount Park and Rittenhouse Square — close quarters to lay your head may be space enough. These three condos offer just a few hundred square feet of living space but pack in luxury amenities, as well as prime locations.

1701-15 Locust St., #1517
Monthly taxes: $242
Tell me all about it: At 417 square feet, this studio has just enough space to fit a bed, a luxurious kitchen and a marble bathroom (with walk-in shower). Plus there’s also an in-unit laundry. The Warwick offers owners access to room service and housekeeping, as well as monthly valet parking.

219-29 S. 18th St.
Monthly taxes: $342
Tell me all about it: This Parc unit is technically a junior one-bedroom because the bed and the sofa aren’t in the same room, but at 495 square feet, they’re still pretty close to one another. This condo packs a lot into a small space, including granite countertops in the kitchen, cherry hardwood floors throughout, and in-unit washer and dryer. The building offers owners access to a media room and a pool with sun deck. Plus, Rittenhouse Square is just outside your door.


2401 Pennsylvania Ave., Unit 2C48
Monthly taxes: $105
Tell me all about it: This studio at the Philadelphian comes in at 579 square feet. We love the updated kitchen, which features a breakfast bar and granite countertops. Since the bedroom and living room share quarters, there is a separate dressing area. The unit also includes a combination LG washer/dryer, and the building boasts a shuttle bus to Center City, a gym, and indoor and outdoor pools.


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