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Stockholm's 'smallest' flat for sale at 1.2 million

Stockholm's 'smallest' flat for sale at 1.2 million

Published: 29 Nov 2011 12:01 GMT+01:00
Updated: 29 Nov 2011 12:01 GMT+01:00

A flat described as "Stockholm's smallest" is up for sale for 1.2 million kronor ($174,000) and despite its modest 12 square metre size, there is no shortage of interest.

"There is space for all you could want from a regular one room apartment," said estate agent Pernilla Lippert to The Local on Tuesday.

Lippert explained that the generous three metre high ceiling allows for a queen size loft bed, space for a sofa and a dining table set for four.

The "kitchen" consists of little more than a small sideboard, but the bathroom is spacious enough for a shower, basin and toilet.

The apartment is located on Norr Mälarstrand in the Kungsholmen area of the city, one of the Swedish capital's more desirable addresses and thus the explanation for the hefty 100,000 kronor/square metre asking price - almost double the city average.

Lippert admitted that while the apartment is indeed compact and bijou it is in fact not the smallest she has ever come across.

"There was a 11 square metre studio in Vasastan six months ago, so this is almost the smallest," she said.

Lippert explained that while many of those who have expressed an interest in the apartment are looking for an overnight apartment, the flat has served as a permanent residence.

"It is has worked very well for the current owner," she said.

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Your comments about this article

13:38 November 29, 2011 by karex
That's not an apartment, that's a closet! So why is the current owner moving out? Gain weight?
15:04 November 29, 2011 by this_aint_sparta
you enter the washroom, close the door at your back, take a u-turn standing and then sit.
15:42 November 29, 2011 by teo.ostlund
Pictures: http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article14005672.ab

Looks actually pretty spacious for such a small flat.
18:57 November 29, 2011 by Soft Boiled
Yep, my wife and I lived together in an 18 sm "flat" when i arrived in Sweden. 1 room, a small hall with a tiny toilet. No bath or shower, no cooker but we did have water and some dodgy furniture, tiny single bed, 2 cats and loads of love...

It was cheap ;)
20:30 November 29, 2011 by Alohart
Those wide-angle camera lenses that real estate photographers use really do wonders to make small spaces look larger.
23:18 November 29, 2011 by myself_eumesmo_själv
Where is crisis in sweden? 100.000kr per square meter :D
23:53 November 30, 2011 by Pharazon
It's called a housing bubble....
11:39 December 4, 2011 by SimonDMontfort
....I was going to make an offer, but the darn place was so small I couldn't even reach for my wallet!
23:47 December 20, 2011 by canuk
says the place sold: Norr Mälarstrand 34 , 1 rum och kokvrå , Såld

but it does not say what the selling price was, and slutpris.se does not have the information either. strange.......
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