Most conceptions of a micro-apartment look like modish pods from a dystopian future, where Bostonians have allowed themselves to be filed away for sleeping in exchange for common use of a Pilates studio and all-you-can-drink juice bar.
In a deal that closed April 2, Unit 19 at 130 Fulton Street in the North End traded for $405,000. While at 585 square feet slightly bigger than what micro-apartments might be in Boston, the 1-BR, 1-BA is undeniably snug. But it makes up for that in charm, doesn't it? The building's a mid-rise dating from 1900, and there's plenty of exposed brick and beam. It must've been particularly desirable this go-round as the condo, listed by Coldwell Banker's Debra Sordillo, traded for $46,000 above its last asking. Such is the trend in Boston real estate.
· Listing: 130 Fulton Street, #19 [Coldwell Banker]
· Over the Top! Offers Above Asking Abound in the Hub [Curbed Boston]
· Are Boston Micro-Apartments for Real? [Curbed Boston]