What is arguably New York City’s most bizarrely shaped apartment was listed for rent for $2,950 a month — but social media users have warned potential tenants that there probably isn’t a convenient easy way to set up furniture with all the oddly slanted angles. walls, awkward corners, and winding corridors.
Located in Manhattan’s uptown Washington Heights, Unit 1B at 25 Fort Washington Avenue features three bedrooms, exposed brick and hardwood floors.
But it also has a shape like any apartment most people have ever seen, with a winding front and rooms with tight corners and unusable corners.
The incredibly quirky apartment has been the subject of countless jokes about TikTok, where commentators have likened it to a maze, a Sims house, and a congressional district.
Take a ride! What is arguably New York City’s most bizarrely shaped apartment has gone viral on TikTok
The build-up! The video tour starts at the front door which opens into a hallway – but faces a wall so a person must immediately turn left to walk down the hallway
Keep going: the hallway is insanely long and winds around several corners before you get to the living space
Twists and turns: the kitchen and living room have walls that are at very odd angles
Inside: The living room has an open kitchen – a common feature of New York City apartments
There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason for the placement of the wall at all, and the living room has an awkward nook that would make it difficult to place furniture and decor
What are you actually doing here? Worse yet, a corner of the living room has a right acute angle
The apartment was put up for rent by Premier One Realty LLC on August 9 – and the next day it already received unprecedented attention on social media.
The TikTok Account RentNewYork shared a video tour of the space, which has since gained 11 million views.
“Tell me you can’t make a good layout without telling me…,” the video said, captioning it: “My head hurts.”
The video tour starts at the front door, which opens into a hallway – but faces a wall, so a person must immediately turn left to walk down the hallway.
The hallway is insanely long and winds around several corners before reaching the living space.
The living room has an open kitchen — a common feature of New York City apartments — but, oddly enough, spacious four walls, each of which seems to go at an awkward diagonal angle.
Sandwiched: The tour continues through another oddly shaped hallway, leading first to a half bathroom with a diagonal wall opposite the toilet
What a mess! The bedrooms are all bizarrely shaped, with walls and odd angles that would make placing beds and dressers a nightmare
Good luck! It’s unclear where exactly a bed would be in this room, which is small and awkwardly shaped
Viral: The apartment was put up for rent by Premier One Realty LLC on August 9 – and the next day it already got unprecedented attention on social media
Uptown: Unit 1B at 25 Fort Washington Avenue, located in Manhattan’s uptown Washington Heights, features three bedrooms, brick and hardwood floors
This creates several sharp corners and small corners that are impossible to use, and would make placing furniture quite difficult.
In fact, there seems to be no rhyme or rationale for the placement of the wall at all.
The tour continues through another oddly shaped hallway, leading first to a half bathroom with a diagonal wall opposite the toilet.
Also in the hallway are three bedrooms, where the walls also seem to be built at odd angles.
Anyone into feng shui would probably struggle, as it’s unclear how even a bed and dresser can fit comfortably in the first two bedrooms.
Shockingly, the offer changed to unavailable before the end of the month, making it likely someone picked it up.
What in the world? Commenters have been utterly baffled by the odd layout, with lots of clever jokes about how it’s designed
But commentators are utterly baffled by the odd layout.
Someone said they wanted ‘a cute apartment,’ and the designer heard ‘acute apartment,’ one wrote.
‘Someone said surprise me, architect heard ‘a maze’,’ another joked,
“Is this an apartment or a congressional district,” a third joked.
“Why have 9 walls when you can have 37?” asked one cheerful commentator.
Another imagined telling a guest how to find the bathroom: “5th corner on the left, when you get to the room with 10 walls, you’ve gone too far, go to the right and start again.”
“Imagine coming home drunk and trying to find your room,” wrote another.
Many are not sure how the rooms are even usable and what the architect could have thought
One person wanted to know, ‘How is every room useless?’
Many imagined how difficult it would be to find furniture that would fit into the space — and how to arrange it.
“I need to see how they put furniture in it. Pivot pivot pivot pivot pivot pivot hahahaha,” said one commenter.
One imagined this would be the result “if you get your architectural degree from Wish,” while another agreed, “Not to brag, but my Sims’ houses looked like this.”
“This is the house I have to run through in my dreams,” said another.