There are a few things in life that just shouldn't be slim—wallets, for one. But floorplans? For these chic pads, we'll make an exception. You wish you lived here.
Location: Chelsea town house in New York City
Size: 6,624 square feet
Key selling points: This renovated pre-war town house makes up for what it lacks in width with six stories of high-ceilinged suites, hardwood floors, and oversize windows that let in natural light from both the north and south.
Listing: Urban Compass
Location: Dupont Circle townhouse in Washington, D.C.
Size: 4,150 square feet
Key selling points: This super-skinny Victorian is short on girth but big on perks, including a dinner-party-worthy entertaining room, a private rooftop terrace, and two prime parking spots behind the building, a rare commodity in this metro area.
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Location: Luxury apartment in Hong Kong
Size: 3,050 square feet
Key selling points: Even the most creative photography angles can't make this home look much wider than the average hotel room, but its sleek aesthetic and views of Victoria Harbour, the third largest bay in the world, earn it a spot on our short list.
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Location: Rooftop duplex apartment in Paris
Size: 1,213 square feet
Key selling points: On paper, this 19th-century duplex looks like little more than a series of elongated rectangular rooms, but its cool, loftlike vibe, private terrace, and plum location in the historic Saint-Germain-de-Prés make it a hot property.
Listing: Daniel Feau
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