21 Feb '12, 5pm

Smallest legal apartment in California is prefab, adorbs

If you’re like me, you watch this video and think “my house is 10 times as big as this apartment and only slightly more functional,” and then curse the day you moved to the suburbs. This is the smallest studio apartment you can build in California, by law — 160 square feet — and it includes a bevy of space-saving measures. The decor includes a “smart bench,” whose middle leaf levitates on a pole to transform it into a small dining room table and chairs for two. The couch transforms into a queen-size bed. The ceilings are a generous 9 feet tall and the front door is an 8.5-foot solid slab of bamboo. The housing developer behind this project, Patrick Kennedy, says this was an effort to prototype a kind of living space that might be suitable for the 42 percent of San Franciscans who live alone. It cost a couple hundred grand to build, but that’s because everything in it is ex...

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