Forbes' Eustacia Huen takes a peek inside Carmel Place, a micro-unit development in New York City where rents are anything but micro.
The smallest units are just 265 square feet and rent for $2,670, while a 360-square-foot micro unit rents for about $3,220.
The development features hotel-style amenities and high-end furniture that set it apart from the more cost-conscious micro-unit offerings sprouting in the city.
What you’re paying for is an “all-inclusive, hotel-style living experience well beyond its price point,” said Tanin Paisarnsrisin, Associate at Ollie—service provider for design and lifestyle at Carmel Place.
... Beyond the variety of common areas such as a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a lounge with pool table, a bicycle room, a garden, a rooftop terrace, residents of these furnished units get to enjoy well-heeled services such as social club and concierge, monthly housekeeping, and Hello Alfred Butler service, which encompasses everything from watering your plants to making your bed to picking up your prescriptions and buying you groceries (cost of items not included), among others.