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You won’t believe where the shower stands in this $3,495/month NYC home: ‘Is this the worst layout you’ve ever seen?’

An apartment listing with an extremely strange and icky layout for its shower and separate bathroom has gone viral online.
An apartment listing with an extremely strange and icky layout for its shower and separate bathroom has gone viral online.

At least you can easily wash up before cooking dinner.

A tiny, yet pricey studio apartment in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood has gone viral online for its bizarre layout that includes a claustrophobic, and seemingly unfinished, shower that stands right next to its mini-kitchen space. No door, no curtain — step out of the shower and you’ll be right in front of the refrigerator to grab a snack.

The unit on Elizabeth Street — listed for $3,495 — was roasted on Instagram earlier this week by the David Okocha’s @ocr_realty account, which has some 55,000 followers. The video’s caption reads, “Is this the worst layout you’ve ever seen??”

A small NYC studio apartment went viral for its odd shower steps from kitchen space. Instagram
A small NYC studio apartment went viral for its odd shower steps from kitchen space. Instagram

Said sad shower is also mere steps from the front door and enclosed only by glass brick. Adding insult to injury, one of its brazen walls is half made up of dirty and unfinished tile, as seen in the clip, which received more than 46,000 shares.

Along with it being perched right next to the apartment’s kitchen space, the shower is also next to a small room that only has a toilet: “no mirror, no sink, no lights,” says Okocha.

“Just your toilet and a window.”

Next, the video heads past the kitchen into the studio space, which seems to have enough room for a bed — and, in the rear, a closet for storage.

As for the nearby kitchen, it, too, looks unusual. Its stove faces the living space and it has a simple small countertop between that and the fridge.

“This is definitely one of the weirdest ones I’ve seen,” Okocha told The Post, adding he sees it as difficult for anyone “being able to anything there, like cooking or cleaning or showering.”

He added, “Everything was just a very tight squeeze. I can imagine, especially if you have guests over, it’s not going to work out if you have to squish everyone in the main studio space.”

As for the shower, the floor wasn’t tiled and he noticed mold.

“When I first saw it, I thought I was in the wrong apartment and it was being remodeled. I thought there’s no way they’re going to market this apartment,” he said.

Of course, Instagram users chimed in.

The claustrophobic bathroom also doesn’t have any lights, a mirror or sink. Instagram
The claustrophobic bathroom also doesn’t have any lights, a mirror or sink. Instagram

“This should be illegal,” one user commented on the viral Instagram video. “There must be a psychiatrist as the landlord and they clearly want to study someone who would pay that absurd price for a s–thole,” said another.

“Why do people want to live in new york,” said another, with another adding, “$3495 is the cost to purchase right?”

The strange and small kitchen space also turned heads. Instagram
The strange and small kitchen space also turned heads. Instagram

The StreetEasy listing history shows this apartment last rented in 2020 for about $2,100 per month. The listing, though brief, says the home has high ceilings, exposed brick, hardwood floors — and is conveniently located near prime dining and shopping options.

Agent Claire Kane of Real New York, one of three agents representing this listing, did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

Despite the unusual features, Okocha still things it will be successful on the market.

“Especially since it’s Soho [area], I do believe it’ll go for that rate,” he said.