3600 sq foot bungaloo in LA - much remodeled and embellished - added an open kitchen and family room, 2 guest rooms.
3,260 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 story with pool.\
House 2900sqft pool and 3 car garage. Flyover living.
2400sf, House 3br, 2ba, Las Vegas
2300 sq ft sf house, NV
Mid-century-modern beach cottage\
1575 int. sq.ft.\
3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, eat-in kitchen, dining room, living room, office, loft library; over-scale south & north-east, small north-west decks, widow''s walk. Freestanding greenhouse & 1 room bunk-house with small full bath (160 sq.ft.).\
Full harbor/ limited ocean view
around 3,700 square feet
280 sq ft on 45 acres of paradise
1800 sqft, 2BR/2BA, NY
1200 sf Cape Cod on Cape Cod. Way more space than I need but I love the property. One half acre on dead end street, walk to freshwater pond and close to town and National Seashore beaches.
758 sf 1 bedroom carriage house with water views.
Condo townhouse about 1500 sf
2,900. Paid for flyover. Maid and lawn keeper. Life is good.
NYC - 1200 sqft 2bdrm/2bath. Also roof deck terrace off living room 400 sqft.
Oops, wrong thread.
OR IS IT????
Duplex penthouse condo, just over 1000 sq ft, 2 bed 2 bath, plus 150 sq ft terrace.
Downtown east, Toronto
Our house in the Denver is 4800 sq ft. You queens on the East Coast are just hurting yourselves.
R19, 280 square feet? Are you serious? How is that possible? Is the cabin just a bed and a cooking stove next to it, with an outhouse in back? I honestly think the bathroom in our master suite is more than 280 Sq. Ft. I am not being a condescending ass, but truly curious how you live in such a small space? I think the cabins on the floating arks in the movie 2012 were larger than 280 sq. feet.
2,400, including 800 sq ft. pool house
I assume many of you are using "Craigslist Inches" right?%0D\
How many of you have actually measured with a real tape measure?
R30, I think this is the poster who claims to live in a trailer surrounded by mountains.
r30, it''s the space above a double garage. One small bedroom with single bed, one larger room with 5pc sectional, 2 desks and kitchen. 3pc bathroom. %0D\
But, it''s in the mountains on a river, on large acreage.
[quote]2,400, including 800 sq ft. pool house by: mhb\
And I am Marie of Rumania.
Ladies, here''s a handy guide. I don''t believe a lot of you.
My apartment in NYC is about 700 sq ft and costs $2150 a month
My house in the Hamptons was 1600 sq ft, bought for $155,000 in 1992. We've since added a great room and a a 100 sq ft bathroom to make it about 2000 sq ft. We also added onto and finished our basement, so it has a living room, bathroom, bedroom and mini kitchen. The finished basement is about 650 sq ft. Oh, and there's a storage room and a utility room including the water filtration system. We also added a pool and a deck and a shed.
Our taxes are just under $3,000 a year. My sister lives in a shitty part of Long Island and pays more than $6,000 a year in taxes. Nicer parts of Long Island pay taxes of $10,000 to $21,000 a year. We pay lower taxes because we don't have a lot of services out here (like street lights) and flaglots are used extensively in housing developments rather than making multiple public roads. I am on a flaglot, so I have to maintain a 300 ft paved area to my house during snowstorms and pay to fill on potholes, but we pay about $100 three or four times a year for plowing and $500 ever ten years for pothole repair.
1200 square feet houselette on one acre with huge trees and a ravine - looks like elves live here. My bedroom and office take up only 250 square feet with heavily sloped ceilings.\
It only has one bathroom. Estimates on adding a basement bathroom ran $7000. I''ll shit in the kitty litter box for that money.
four bedroom house in LA, 1915 square feet, 3 car garage.
Rent not own:\
1500 square feet\
Central air and heat\
Really ugly ass carpet which I am not permitted to replace (says so on the lease) but might get steam cleaned or something like the dickens
8 sq ft, 5br
2 BR Apt. in San Francisco standard Victorian.
Just measured it.
I live in a van under a bridge by the river.
2188 sq foot, 3BR pre-Civil War farmhouse on 7.5 acres.
Wifi, R43? Or library?
650 Sq. Ft 5th floor walk-up in Hell''s Kitchen, NYC. The building is in surprisingly good shape for being built in 1885. I''ve been here since 1992, and it was completely renovated when I moved in. Can''t give it up at $900 a month.
1532 sf, as measured by architect. 2 br/2 ba NYC condo
7'' by 4'' by 4'' Cardboard box under bridge.\
I hate you all.\
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1800 sq. ft., 3bd, 2ba, plus 650 sq. ft. guest house. LA
You can''t give that up r46. Great location and everything. Lucky you.
4400 sq.ft. house, 4-bedrooms
R36, you''re an idiot.
3500 sq'' on 1 1/2 acres
1500 square feet co-op, 3 bedroom, EIK, open plan dining/livingroom area, two large walk in closets, seven closets total, post war building in Manhattan. Maintenance: $600 gas & electric included.
1625 sq. ft. 2bed/4bath condo in Bangkok
"8 sq ft, 5br"\
EIGHT square feet?! FIVE bedroom,? What is it, a DOLL HOUSE?
1808 sq ft, 3bd/ house
3,000 squares in the Los Feliz area of LA
4th floor walk up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Two bedroom that I think was a one bedroom awhile ago. There is a weird, subdivided feel to the bedrooms. But overall, I have about 1100sqf of space. \
I love it here (the roof is beautiful - panoramic views of manhattan)...but walking up a ton of stairs everyday never gets any easier.
640 sq. ft, 1 bedroom, bad neighborhood. Paid for, soon to be a rental property.
2100 sq ft, Calif ranch style, 4 br 2 1/2 bath. SF Bay area. When I bought it they said 2000 sqft, but it was appraised when I had the mortgage refinanced 5 years ago, and the appraiser said it was actually 2100 sq ft.
House, 5450 sf. We use about 1/3 for work space - perfect set-up for us.
Same with living space.
Doesn''t anyone care about carbon footprint anymore or have we given up? Many of you are taking more than your fair share of resources with your excessively large homes. As for those recycling refrigerator boxes and abandoned wood sheds for housing, good for you!
[quote]Doesn't anyone care about carbon footprint anymore or have we given up? Many of you are taking more than your fair share of resources with your excessively large homes.
So, only large families who over-reproduce should be allowed to live in large homes? Or maybe all existing housing should be partitioned into small, uniformly sized units?
I prefer large (not massive), old houses and have no interest in tearing down or building anew. Better yet, I don't indulge in an extravagance which no amount of fussing over footprints and symbolic efficiencies is likely to recover from: no kids.
[quote]Having children is the surest way to send your carbon footprint soaring, according to a new study from statisticians at Oregon State University.
[quote]The study found that having a child has an impact that far outweighs that of other energy-saving behaviors.
[quote]Take, for example, a hypothetical American woman who switches to a more fuel-efficient car, drives less, recycles, installs more efficient light bulbs, and replaces her refrigerator and windows with energy-saving models. If she had two children, the researchers found, her carbon legacy would eventually rise to nearly 40 times what she had saved by those actions.
[quote]%E2%80%9CClearly, the potential savings from reduced reproduction are huge compared to the savings that can be achieved by changes in lifestyle,%E2%80%9D the report states.
2,500 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths on a half-acre. Northern California.
2600SF triplex in a 4 story brownstone in Brooklyn,NY. The rental garden apartment pays for our small mortgage, taxes, and other house-related expenses. I thank my parents who advised me to buy the house almost 30 years ago and who gave me the down-payment as a college graduation gift. It''s become our retirement plan.
1955 Pathfinder mobile home in Topeka, KS. very comfortable.
Including the unfinished basement, it''s just over 3,000 sq feet.
L.A. - 2850 sq feet, 4 BR 3BA. Lot 20,000 sq feet, big pool, private up in the hills. Will be paid off in 6 years. I love my retreat.
Oh, I notice some of you including pull houses/guest houses. In that case, add another 950 square feet to mine.
[quote]Including the unfinished basement...\
Unfinished spaces should not included in calculations of domestic square footage, nor garages, nor garden sheds, nor spaces that are not heated, nor open porches, nor crawl spaces, nor terraces, nor roofs, etc.
[quote]Unfinished spaces should not included in calculations of domestic square footage.%0D\
Well excuse the fuck out of me. Those "rules" were not stated at the top of this thread.%0D\
In that case, about 2,100 sq feet.
House. 1019 sq ft. according to the county tax assessor.
Apologies, R72/R76, I didn't mean to sound so bitchy; and you'd have lots of company counting unfinished basement square footage with the many realtors (in jurisdictions that allow it.)
The long held standard was to count finished interior spaces used for living. In most places where houses are heated, for instance, that would exclude an unheated, unfinished attic; likewise for basement space used as raw storage space with a concrete floor and a furnace in one corner and washer and dryer in another (but if the walls and ceilings and floors are finished to something approximate to the the living space above, and the space is heated and has natural light, it's livable space.) Closets, circulation, and other heated ancillary spaces adjacent to finished rooms are reasonably counted as living or "habitable" space.
When they can get away with it, unscrupulous realtors sometimes count garage space, open front porches, decks, raw basements, raw attics, and anything else. In some jurisdictions, realtor groups or local laws are strict on what can be counted as square footage; in others, there's wild exaggeration from some unethical or inexperienced agents.
R78, It''s the same thing with commercial real estate. You do not know how many times a broker has asked me to add in some square footage that isn''t useable to raise that rent.
750 sq. foot. 1BR/1BA bungalow circa 1930''s near a yacht club. $750/month.
2200 sq ft 4 story vertical house with far too many stairs. The footprint is about 500 sq ft on a large steep wooded lot with a killer view
3001 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms/3 bedrooms.
roughly 3000 sf..I''m a renter but sublease the bsmt. 3 brms/2baths.front yard porch,backyard,garage. I''ve live here for 15 years so I pay only 1365$ a month\
500sqft studio in NY. I have 200sqft garden too
425 square feet. Small bachelor guest house. I don''t even have closets. Los Angeles.
1450 sq ft. New York.\
I''m jealous of your outdoor space R84. I would love a garden.
2000 sq ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Attached 2 car garage. Deck with hot tub. No basement.%0D\
Hey R.86. It''s only a rental, so, I have alot of container pots for gardening, and put in some rose bushes too. Plus, there are 5 very tall windows facing the garden, so, the light even in the winter is awesome
2400 SF tri-level in Jersey. Family home.
Sounds fabulous I''m jealous, R88. Mine is a rental too. Do you have a little deck or table and chairs outside? Must be great in the summer - you have a place to BBQ and lay out.
Hey R.90, there is a little brick deck where I have a table with a couple of chairs, a nice-sized area of grass and the plants/bushes on the border. So, no complaints. I''ve even slept outside on occasion over the years
1300 sf Townhouse
Econoline van. Down by the river.
600 sqf 1BR - half of a duplex - $675/mo + utilities - common utility room with free washer & dryer between the two units.
Which one op?
appx. 1300 sq. ft. floor-thru on the LES. Knocking out most of the walls took about 3 yrs.
R80 sounds perfect. Me, 3500 square foot house, way too large for just two people, but partner wants to live in the suburbs (you haven''t lived until you played couples bunco with the neighbors let me tell you..) I kind of agree to a certain extent to the green queen about carbon footprints, we never use the living room and formal dining room, they just take up space and heat (and a/c.)
3000 sq ft. on 6 acres of privacy.
1900 Sq ft / NYC
970 sq ft house with an enclosed breezeway and garage.
600 sq. ft, 2-level detached cottage, 1 br, 1ba, deck, yard, SF\
my deck and yard each have more square footage than the interior.
R82 is drunk...
Condo 1,014 sq ft Georgetown%0D\
Inherited beach house Florida 3600 sq ft%0D\
Inherited inland house on lake 5200 sq ft
I actually want a small house - the idea of having to fill a big house with crap, plus maintain it along with the yard, it''s just too much.\
I want one of those Tumbleweed Tiny Houses (one of the larger ones, ha ha). You can get 3 BRs under 1000 sq ft.
If you're single do you really need anything over 1000 sq. ft., if that?
R17 and R21 - I dream of places like that.
For now: 2000 sq ft house, Orange County CA.
450 sq. ft. studio.
760 sq ft 1BR condo. Killer views. I've always wanted a 2nd BR, but can't afford it in my building.
The maintenance alone would kill me - my maintenance is $540. I would have to pay $900 month just in maintenance for a 2BR - then add on mortgage and taxes. I know it's not THAT bad considering other areas of the country, but too much for me.
500 sf, tiny one bedroom. Cozy and clean and the mortgage is easy to carry.
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