This tiny house could be the biggest deal in Manhattan — if you can live there.
A 603 square meter one bedroom apartment on Prince Street in Soho is for sale 250,000 dollars, the cheapest listing in the neighborhood, where the average one-bedroom asking price is $1,962,452. The next cheapest listing in Soho is $630,000.
Located on one of Soho’s most desirable blocks, the basement abode is just steps away from Dominique Ansel Bakery, Chanel and a Dutch restaurant where a 28-day dry-aged ribeye costs $165. The “generously sized” property has been on the market for just nine days and is already receiving offers above asking price, said Kane Manera, the Corcoran Group seller who is handling the listing.
“I have about 40 offers, and I’d say 20 is pretty excessive, with too many inquiries a day to count,” Manera told The Post, declining to elaborate.
“For a one-bedroom in Soho, $250,000 at $414 a foot is absolutely unheard of,” said Liz Schwartzberg, a broker at rival real estate agency Compass.
But 195 Prince Street #1LL is no opulent loft.
The property boasts an “authentic and original downstairs, untouched since 1970,” according to the listing description, which may be an understatement.
Paint is peeling from doors and floors, and “industrial elements” like exposed pipes and lights run throughout the space. The bathroom is tucked away in a closet, only two small windows line either end, and the bedroom is so narrow that the previous occupant appears to have slept on a mattress in the living room, facing the open kitchen.
As for amenities, there are only two: pets are allowed and the “common yard,” an open space where upper-floor residents presumably dispose of their trash before its biweekly pickup.
Buyers looking for a one-bedroom apartment in the center said they were intrigued by the ad – until they clicked on it.
“That extremely low price obviously appealed to me,” said Phil Toronto, a 35-year-old venture capital investor. But “looking at the pictures of the unit, I immediately lost interest. This place literally looks like something out of a movie in a bad way. I’m pretty sure this is where I’d be held if I were Liam Neeson’s long-lost son in Taken 4. Is that a steam pipe in the middle of the living room?’
Eli Goodman, a 28-year-old consultant, felt the same way. “I knew going into this search that finding an affordable one-bedroom apartment in the city would be difficult, but I didn’t realize my options would be meth dens or corpse pits for roommates at this price.”
Laura Lapitino, a 30-year-old luxury publicist who has been looking for a home downtown for six months, said that “even though $250,000 is the lowest price I’ve seen for an apartment in the neighborhood, I seriously doubt the place is even remotely habitable.’
The apartment’s listing ends with one final selling point: “As unique as New York, a property like this has to be seen to be believed.”
Toronto said it may look at the property out of “morbid curiosity” but is unlikely to make an offer. “It’s just gross.”