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Figuring square footage from floor plan

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Figuring square footage from floor plan

What's the square footage of this condo? I can't figure out the units of the measurements. MPAC says 657 sqft but after seeing it I'm doubtful.

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It's a rectangle.

6260mm wide
8405mm long

52.61 sq m
566.2 sq feet

I didn't include wall thickness or the bay window. 657 seems reasonably close.
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I don't think 657 is close to 566 at all. Are they including balcony space or something, lol?
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any sort of garage or storage space not shown?
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Chickinvic wrote:
Feb 13th, 2019 1:43 pm
I don't think 657 is close to 566 at all. Are they including balcony space or something, lol?
Like many condos, likely.
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does MPAC measurements include balcony sq ft for condos?
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Why are you trying to figure this out? If people know your purpose, maybe they can help more than just multiplying two numbers together.

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why does it matter how big exactly it is... are you buying spec or resale?
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Jeremyl007 wrote:
Feb 13th, 2019 8:46 pm
why does it matter how big exactly it is... are you buying spec or resale?
Common practice to calculate $/sq ft when buying condos
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danishh wrote:
Feb 13th, 2019 10:17 am
It's a rectangle.

6260mm wide
8405mm long

52.61 sq m
566.2 sq feet

I didn't include wall thickness or the bay window. 657 seems reasonably close.
ok, better numbers including the wall depth and the length to the end of the bay window (so this is an overestimate now).

6560mm wide
9320mm long

61.14 sq m
658.10 sq ft

i probably screwed up my calc but that seems to match their numbers. They're counting the exterior envelope of the condo and measuring to the end of the bay window. Do with that information what you will.
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It is indeed resale and the seller is naturally trying to leverage the size while negotiating, which is why I'm trying to figure this out.
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I get pretty close to 657 sq ft (I can't calculate the exact number, because there are a few missing dimensions that are cut-off in the picture). Interior and exterior walls always count in square footage:

Rectangular Space (without bay window):
Width = 115+2930+70+3330+115 = 6560 mm = 21.52 ft
Length = 380+4200+680+70+2435+120+810+135+220(?) = 9050 mm = 29.69 ft
Area = 21.52 ft x 29.69 ft = 639 sq ft

Bay Window Space:
Depth of Bay Window = (120(?)+2475+70+6625+380)mm - 9050 mm = 620 mm = 2.03 ft
Width of Bay Window = 1445 mm (estimated from scale as actual numbers are cut off) = 4.74 ft
Area of two 45 degree sections = 620 mm x 620 mm (estimated from scale as actual numbers are cut off) = 2.03 ft x 2.03 ft = 4.12 sq ft
Total Area of Bay Window = 2.03 ft x 4.47 ft + 4.12 sq ft = 13.19 sq ft

Total Area = 639 sq ft + 13.19 sq ft = 652.19 sq ft

If you recalculate with the exact numbers that are missing, you'll probably be bang on

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