Thursday, September 24, 2009

2 1/2 Room Apartment in Buenos Aires

Old Facade Giving the Answer to the 2 1/2 Room Apartment Conundrum in Once Buenos Aires, Argentina
Moving into a new apartment can be exciting and adventurous. It requires some research and plenty of patience. When you browse the ads for a new flat you will likely stumble upon the conundrum known as '2 1/2 room apartment'. What the heck does a half room look like? Where is the other half, then? What makes a room a room? You see, this is virtually a philosophical problem. Recently I was walking through the Once neighborhood and guess what I spotted: the 2 1/2 room apartment!

12 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a great apartment with a balcony! I wonder what it looks like inside and how much it costs per month . . .

Jacob said...

Very interesting. We watched a TV program that other night that featured a woman buying an apartment in Buenos Aires...the prices were high, I thought, and she had to pay in cash! The one she finally bought was very small and cost about $350,000 USD.

JM said...

Truly incredible! What a great find!

tapirgal said...

Very funny! But you found a great subject for your photo!

Mirela said...

It took me a while to spot that 1/2 part of the apartment. :-D I'm just confused as how you get to that? A really drunk architect or construction gone mad? Or an artist? Or an owner really hated the wall and decided to make everything smaller?

AB said...

Hehe! Are there adverts for half-sofas and half-beds to fit in such rooms?

Wolynski said...

Very funny. At first I thought the balcony was the 1/2 room, but on closer inspection... You have electrical wires running through the streets, just like Vegas.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I wonder how people use the "half rooms." I hope the whole rooms are a good size. ;-)

B SQUARED said...

Good lighting, lots of fresh air, what's not to like?

Prospero said...

Another one of life's mysteries solved.

Andreea said...

Interesting. Big cities always have these euphemisms when it comes to housing. I wonder how big the half room is. In NY I saw a one bedroom apartment which was actually a studio with a walk in closet in my opinion. You couldn't stick a double bed in the "bedroom" and in living room you could actually touch the back wall from the door - I'm exaggerating of course, but it was very close to that. Also what some people advertise as balcony is only a railway 10 inches away from the window.

Mike said...

It looks like a nice view.