HGTV tends to present tiny houses as glorified sheds or shipping containers that can be plopped in any old back yard with a patient land owner. By contrast, some of Philadelphia's smallest homes — each less than 1,100 square feet — are permanently moored to some of the toniest addresses in town. These also boast some of the highest listing prices in their category.
2101 Market St. #801
Monthly taxes: $50
Tell me all about it: Not only does the Murano feature enough amenities — a lovely pool, deeded parking, 24-hour doorman, and a storage locker all included — but the location, a few minutes walk to Rittenhouse Square and its shops and restaurants, is enviable. In this unit, we also love the balcony and the super spacious walk-in closet.
400-26 S. Broad St. #1403
Monthly taxes: $564
Tell me all about it: This property packs a lot of luxury into 948 square feet. The chef's kitchen features granite counters, stainless-steel appliances and custom light fixtures. The single (master) suite boasts a walk-in closet and a marble bath. The building itself has lots of great features, too: pool and sauna, a resident wine cellar, and in-house catering.
1414 S. Penn Square Unit 11C
Monthly taxes: $43
Tell me all about it: Hello, luxury. A Ritz Carlton address includes valet parking, as well as ultra concierge services such as chauffeured car, housekeeping, and laundry. Building amenities include a high-end fitness center, private gardens and private wine storage lockers. This property specifically boasts 10-foot ceilings, Brazilian cherry floors and Sub-Zero appliances to boot.