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The smallest condos for sale in San Francisco

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It's our second Micro Week on Curbed. We loved the first Micro Week, but (of course!) it was just too short, so we're bringing it back, like the delicious hors d'oeuvre that it is.

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The first order: Narrowing down the smallest homes for sale in San Francisco right now, starting with the ten smallest condos and apartments, in order from biggest to smallest. All of this with the help of NeighborhoodX.

Note that this is something of an exercise in faith: A lot of home ads (particularly for small places) don't measure the square footage, so it's possible there are one or two tiny places out there that we just don't know about.

Fortunately, the ones we've got here are so small as it is that it's hard to imagine much smaller squeezing in anywhere.

Later in the week: The tiniest houses in San Francisco.

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1. 11 Franklin Street, #704

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11 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Small homes may not always be cheap, relatively speaking: This 479 foot condo listed for $659,000, or a hefty $1,375/square foot for the little place. It's in the process of wrapping up a sale right now (though still included here because such things don't always follow through), so apparently that doesn't bother the buyers.

2. 15 Red Rock Way, 210N

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15 Red Rock Way
San Francisco, CA 94131

We've noted this Diamond Heights loft (presently offered for $458,000) before for its attempt at the old mirror trick, this time via a mirror almost as big as the 474 square foot unit all on its own.

3. 451 Kansas Street, #538

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451 Kansas St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Whereas mapping homes by price (high or low) tends to cluster them in a few neighborhoods on different flanks of the city, tiny homes seem to cluster around the center of the city map. That makes this Potrero Hill case b it of an outlier, where $589,000 buys you 453 square feet. Of course, the way San Francisco is laid out, neighborhoods both trendy and blue collar alike have to think small.

4. 60 Ora Way, #203H

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60 Ora Way
San Francisco, CA 94131

Of course, a tiny condo (409 feet up on Ora Way) CAN be cheap...with a little help from your friends, or in this case the Mayor's Office of Housing, who have floated this BMR unit for a mere $237,000 and change. That's about $580/foot, a micro price compared to its tiny brothers and sisters elsewhere on this same map.

5. 750 Van Ness, $602

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750 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109

The Tenderloin, of course, has a long history of small living, going back even to its Gold Rush days. Sympthony Towers is a fairly new building, though, built in 2007 and determined to maximize the room it has with condos like this one, a mere 391 feet and presently listed for just under $520,000.

6. 574 Natoma Street, #402

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574 Natoma St
San Francisco, CA 94103

But SoMa is the future of tiny condos in the city, and you're probably only going to see more as the city's Central SoMa plans kicks in and allows even more housing development in years to come. This place is a minuscule 370 feet (for $495,000), and yet there are at least four smaller places on the market after it.

7. 388 Fulton Street, #606

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388 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94102

One of the great things about real estate in San Francisco is that it's often useless to bother talking about the great views: Half of the homes in the city have great views, and the humblest of apartments look out onto the same vistas as the most grand of mansions. The micro homes at 388 Fulton peer out on the dome of City Hall, which is perhaps all of the big thinking a resident of this 354 foot hideaway will need.

8. 625 Divisadero #6

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625 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

This NoPa studio clocks in at a mere 353 feet, and employs the "Last Supper" style of interior design: Everything in the main room faces the same direction, and the empty third of the place serves as a de facto hallway. But the bathroom still has space for a claw-foot tub, because you've got to splurge somewhere.

9. 520 Natoma Street, #12

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520 Natoma St
San Francisco, CA 94103

The second smallest apartment for sale citywide, and also one of the lease expensive market-rate units at just under $340,000. The secret: It's a tenancy-in-common deal. With only 330 feet, it's almost impossible to believe that a home can get any smaller. But at least one can...

10. 83 McAllister Street, #403

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83 McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94102

At 268 feet, this "maybe loft" (as the ad describes it) scrapes the edges of what can even be considered an apartment for $429,000. As Micro Week reminds us, to the right buyer, home can come in any shape or any size.

1. 11 Franklin Street, #704

11 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Small homes may not always be cheap, relatively speaking: This 479 foot condo listed for $659,000, or a hefty $1,375/square foot for the little place. It's in the process of wrapping up a sale right now (though still included here because such things don't always follow through), so apparently that doesn't bother the buyers.

11 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

2. 15 Red Rock Way, 210N

15 Red Rock Way, San Francisco, CA 94131

We've noted this Diamond Heights loft (presently offered for $458,000) before for its attempt at the old mirror trick, this time via a mirror almost as big as the 474 square foot unit all on its own.

15 Red Rock Way
San Francisco, CA 94131

3. 451 Kansas Street, #538

451 Kansas St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Whereas mapping homes by price (high or low) tends to cluster them in a few neighborhoods on different flanks of the city, tiny homes seem to cluster around the center of the city map. That makes this Potrero Hill case b it of an outlier, where $589,000 buys you 453 square feet. Of course, the way San Francisco is laid out, neighborhoods both trendy and blue collar alike have to think small.

451 Kansas St
San Francisco, CA 94107

4. 60 Ora Way, #203H

60 Ora Way, San Francisco, CA 94131

Of course, a tiny condo (409 feet up on Ora Way) CAN be cheap...with a little help from your friends, or in this case the Mayor's Office of Housing, who have floated this BMR unit for a mere $237,000 and change. That's about $580/foot, a micro price compared to its tiny brothers and sisters elsewhere on this same map.

60 Ora Way
San Francisco, CA 94131

5. 750 Van Ness, $602

750 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

The Tenderloin, of course, has a long history of small living, going back even to its Gold Rush days. Sympthony Towers is a fairly new building, though, built in 2007 and determined to maximize the room it has with condos like this one, a mere 391 feet and presently listed for just under $520,000.

750 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109

6. 574 Natoma Street, #402

574 Natoma St, San Francisco, CA 94103

But SoMa is the future of tiny condos in the city, and you're probably only going to see more as the city's Central SoMa plans kicks in and allows even more housing development in years to come. This place is a minuscule 370 feet (for $495,000), and yet there are at least four smaller places on the market after it.

574 Natoma St
San Francisco, CA 94103

7. 388 Fulton Street, #606

388 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94102

One of the great things about real estate in San Francisco is that it's often useless to bother talking about the great views: Half of the homes in the city have great views, and the humblest of apartments look out onto the same vistas as the most grand of mansions. The micro homes at 388 Fulton peer out on the dome of City Hall, which is perhaps all of the big thinking a resident of this 354 foot hideaway will need.

388 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. 625 Divisadero #6

625 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

This NoPa studio clocks in at a mere 353 feet, and employs the "Last Supper" style of interior design: Everything in the main room faces the same direction, and the empty third of the place serves as a de facto hallway. But the bathroom still has space for a claw-foot tub, because you've got to splurge somewhere.

625 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

9. 520 Natoma Street, #12

520 Natoma St, San Francisco, CA 94103

The second smallest apartment for sale citywide, and also one of the lease expensive market-rate units at just under $340,000. The secret: It's a tenancy-in-common deal. With only 330 feet, it's almost impossible to believe that a home can get any smaller. But at least one can...

520 Natoma St
San Francisco, CA 94103

10. 83 McAllister Street, #403

83 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102

At 268 feet, this "maybe loft" (as the ad describes it) scrapes the edges of what can even be considered an apartment for $429,000. As Micro Week reminds us, to the right buyer, home can come in any shape or any size.

83 McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94102