America’s Oldest Mall Now Contains 48 Charming Low-Cost Micro-Apartments
America’s oldest mall now contains 48 charming low-cost micro-apartments and people are already joining the waiting list to get their hands on one of these beautiful places which can be found in the former building of Arcade Providence.
Arcade Providence is America’s oldest mall and it’s also a National Historic Landmark. This adds an extra amount of charm to these little coquette low-cost micro-apartments.
Northeast Collaborative Architects managed to stage a $7 million revival by transforming this old deserted mall from Rhode Island into a mixed-use housing space with 17 small shops on the ground floor and 48 low-cost micro-apartments on the other two levels.
The monthly rent for one micro-apartment at Arcade Providence starts from $550, this covering a one-bedroom unit that has a 225 to 450 sq feet surface. The apartment comes with a built-in bed, full bathroom, refrigerator, sink, microwave, dishwasher, seating and storage space (micro-apartments with storage space?! yes, indeed!).
Tenants also have a shared TV room, game room, on-site laundry facility, bike storage area and a parking garage located across the street. Talk about meeting all the amenities in a limited amount of space, right?
People can also rent a two-bedroom or a three-bedroom apartment, but the waiting list for one of these 48 micro-apartments currently has approximately 4,000 people on it. Quite a waiting list if you ask us, but it’s definitely worth it!
The Arcade Providence building was constructed in Greek Revival style and its exterior will remain unchanged, preserving the deserted mall’s National Historic Landmark statute. Still don’t know where to move yet? Well, since the waiting list is already long enough, why not sign up and see where you’ll be once your turn to live here will finally come? You never know.