They're cozy confines that would make most people claustrophobic, but it's one developer's compact concept for the future of single occupancy housing in big cities.@
Developer Patrick Kennedy has a vision for how he thinks san francisco singletons should live... small.
Patrick Kennedy, Developer: "They are 160 square feet...california state law requires living spaces to be at least 150 square feet."
They are called smart spaces... single apartments that bring compact living to a whole new level... almost everything in the apartment has at least three functions.
He admits they aren't for everybody...i f you have a closet that rivals Carrie Bradshaw this probably isn't for you.
Patrick Kennedy, Developer: "A woman who works in my building says she would need 2... one for her to live and one for her shoes."
This is only the beginning Patrick hopes these apartments will soon be the homes to the demographic who make living in small spaces an art form... college students and recent college grads
And the rent may make even the biggest skeptics take a second look... $900 for a single and $1500 for a double.
Two complexes of smart spaces are in various stages of construction in california right now -- the first will be done this fall, and the other in 2014.
Kennedy is waiting to see how they go over, before starting the project in other cities.