Less than a mile and a half away from the beach and Belmont Pier in Long Beach, this 511-square-foot, 1905 cottage has a lot packed into a not-so-big space. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom pad sits on a roughly 2,000-square-foot lot, and has a decent backyard space with a patio and shade sail, plus "backs up to a greenbelt," the listing says. "[W]ithout wasting space on hallways," the little house has a dining area, living room, and kitchen, and has been given some important, less visible updates: "copper plumbing and upgraded wiring." This pocket-sized powerhouse is asking $395,000.
· 3465 Wonder View Drive, Los Angeles, CA [Estately]