Keep in mind that the listed 259 square feet of living space within the Book Concern Building’s unit #505 doesn’t include the 150 square foot sleeping loft which is technically “storage” space and accessed by way of a custom installed spiral staircase.


And as such, with a list price of $439,000, the well designed 83 McAllister Street #505 has just been listed for $1,695 per square foot, which isn’t much more than the $1,610 per square foot ($417,000) at which the studio had first been listed back in 2006.

Book Concern Building (83 McAllister) [SocketSite]

12 thoughts on “Living Large In 259 Legal Square Feet For $1,695 Per Foot”
  1. Forget Manhattanization, this is the Tokyozation. A little heads up, this building is very noisy… I rented a first floor unit in 2007 and you could hear everything that went on in the adjoining units. Which is weird because it’s supposedly built to condo standards. Also, if you’re superstitious… the building was built on part of the Yerba Buena Cemetery and something like 900 bodies were never relocated to Golden Gate Cemetery. Boo!

  2. My partner and I lived in 450 sqft for 7 years, and were quite comfortable. Living in a smaller space isn’t a violation of your human rights, it just means you can’t collect and store a bunch of stuff that you don’t need.

  3. My suitcase has more space.
    The commons mentality takes over SF.
    This reminds me of the homeless guy living in the two story cardboard box on the corner. We used to joke about it being his condo…not any more.
    Give me a break. This this is “inflation” to the max. Anyone else notice how all the cereal boxes are bigger and cost more but the content has diminished?

  4. No parking; coin-operated laundry on premises. Looks awfully tiny to me. Maybe as a starter for a very young techie waiting for his company’s IPO?

  5. Once again, people will pay anything for the honor of “owning” property in San Francisco. Thanks, but for nearly half a million bucks I’d rather live outside of 7×7, a sketchy part of it to boot.

  6. To think I just bought a 3/2/2 on a 7000 sq. ft. lot in a upper middle class part of Santa Clara for a mere $18,000 more and no HOA dues. Wow. Just wow.
    I guess, if you HAVE to be in “the city” (and not a very good part of it …), and money is no object.
    Its no investment, that’s for sure.

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