Miranda Kepnic
Miranda Kepnic
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What is a "convertible" apartment? I keep seeing this in Chicago

I'm moving from Richmond to Chicago and keep seeing listings that say 'convertibles'. Is that just the same thing as a studio? I've never seen that type of apartment here.
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Sara McMurray
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A "convertible" is the same as a "junior one bedroom" - it's a small condo, generally a little larger than the studio's 400-550 s/f, with some means of separating one area from the rest of the space to create a more private sleeping space. Mary are "L" shaped, and anything from a free-standing screen to a curtain to a moveable wall may be used to separate the sleeping space from the living area. Neither a convertible nor a junior one bedroom has an actual separate bedroom with a door, and they should be marked as having 0 bedrooms in the MLS.

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Justin Rodante
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A "convertible apartment" is generally a one bedroom apartment that has had a divider added into the main living room to create a second room. It's certainly a nice way of creating more personal space, but keep in mind, it's certainly not ADDING any new space.

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Bertsch Properties
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We have two types of convertibles - 1 bed/2 bed convertibles and Studio/1 bed convertibles. As Justin mentioned, in the latter set up, the living room may have a separate section that can be closed off and used as a "bedroom," although it won't always have a closet. In a 1 bed/2 bed convertible, there is usually a spare room with a door, but no closet, that can be used as a dining room, office, or 2nd bedroom.

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