Carmel Place Grand Opening


New York’s first micro-unit building Carmel Place has finally opened its doors to residents.

New York’s first entirely micro-unit building Carmel Place, located at 335 East 27th Street in Kips Bay, finally opened its doors to residents this past Wednesday, June 1st. It’s been four years since the nArchitects idea for Carmel Place, then named My Micro NY, won the adAPT NYC competition, an event held by Mayor Bloomberg to find the best solution for city overcrowding. These petite prefabricated homes, spanning in size from 265 to 360 square feet, are truly remarkable, leaving a small environmental footprint while still upholding a luxury lifestyle.


A peek inside one of the high-end homes at Carmel Place.

Designed with the intent of using every inch of available space, and wasting nothing, these chic little abodes come with fully equipped kitchenettes, floor-to-ceiling windows, Juliette balconies, and hardwood floors. These units feel much larger than their actual measurements due to expert design tactics and maximization of natural light. The silver LEED-certified building also contains many amenities for residents of its 55 homes to use, such as a rooftop deck, lounge, gym, doorman, courtyard, and bike room.

It’s been a long time coming, but the grand opening can open many more doors in the world of micro-units. Since this is New York’s first micro-unit building, it is also the unofficial guinea pig—Carmel Place really has the potential to revolutionize the city and the way New Yorkers live. Being such a densely populated city certainly takes a toll on the environment and the economy—micro-units provide a sustainable and economically conscious option which, over time, could resolve many of the issues New York City faces.