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14 of the Tiniest Homes You Can Buy in Los Angeles

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Welcome to Curbed's first-ever Micro Week, five days' worth of stories, photos, and minuscule floorplans that celebrate the grand tradition of small-space living. We'll tour small homes, explore the city's smallest neighborhood, and so much more!

Outrageous mansions with tens of thousands of square feet of living space are fun to gawk at and hard to ignore, but what about the other (and more attainable) end of the spectrum—what about really small houses? We've combed the greater Los Angeles area in search of the smallest houses for sale right now, and mapped out the best-looking ones and those with the most potential. From airy Mid-Century domiciles in Echo Park to arty Venice bungalows, all are under 885 square feet, but their prices range vastly, from less than $300,000 to nearly $2.6 million. That pricey residence is also our smallest, at just 454 square feet; is it worth it?


· Micro Week 2015 [Curbed LA]

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Why are there no attempts to ramp up the curb appeal of this tiny bubble with a cutesy paint job? Because this cottage is on a 4,100-square-foot lot right on the Venice canals. It could be on fire and someone would still pay $2 million for it. That's why this one, which comes with no interior shots, has listed for $2.595 million.

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This 1939 dwelling in Tujunga is stucco outside and wood floors inside. There's a charming curved front wall of windows, and space for a workshop or bonus space in the two-car garage detached garage out back. It's 467 square feet and asking $299,000.

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This flat-roofed Frogtown one-bedroom house is adorable. Look at that red door! Inside, there's a deep kitchen sink and a cute back patio area. It's asking $364,000.

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One of the younger houses of the bunch, this Mid-Century cottage in Echo Park has louvre windows, tall beamed ceilings, and bamboo floors. A small "bonus" room in the backyard opens onto a landscaped area with drought-tolerant plants. It's asking $499,000.

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This 1924 house was remodeled in 2009 with a new kitchen, flooring, bathrooms, and redwood decks. There's also a little bonus unit in the back yard, in case you need to have some "you time." Asking price is $550,000.

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PropertyShark public records show that this little Pac Pal property is just shy of 600 square feet on a 4,091-square-foot lot, but it has hardwood floors, 1940s-era bathroom with cool tile not pictured in the listing, and lovely hillside garden space. It's asking $1,299,500.

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If brick cottages are your thing, look no further than these Del Rey digs. Built in 1924, this sweet little house (which PropertyShark records show is 571 square feet) comes outfitted with one bedroom and one bathroom, a working fireplace, an "old school" kitchen, and an extra room (with saltillo tile floors!) off the detached garage. It's asking $775,000.

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Fancy appliances, a big picture window in the front of the house, a terraced yard, two off-street parking spaces, and a spacious terrace are all tucked into this lovely little red cottage with a schoolhouse vibe in Beverly Hills. It's asking $699,000.

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Off-street parking for four cars seems a little excessive when there's only one bedroom in the house, but that's the situation here. The dining area of this residence has floor to ceiling windows, and there are stainless steel appliances in the kitchen plus "Serene Treetop Views." Asking price is $589,498.

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Someone just dropped $50k on renovations to put new plumbing, electrical, a new roof, and a brand new kitchen into this 1928 Eagle Rock house. The backyard is small but laid out to accommodate entertaining. It's asking $365,000.

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We're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue, where we'll find the ultimate bohemian bungalow. Is there a fancy trailer out back being used as an artist's retreat/"guest suite"? Yes. Is there at least one painting outdoors? Yes! One bedroom and one and a half bathrooms just off of Abbott Kinney will cost you. It's asking $1.195 million.

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Two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a small basement with laundry hook-ups fit into this compact little yellow house. There's a detached garage. It's asking $395,000.

869 Square Feet

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The multitude of windows in this petite Eagle Rock dwelling really open this space up. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom, a fancy kitchen, a deck and a patio, plus a detached studio. It's asking $719,000.

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The call has been sounded for investors to come and take this little cutie off the market! With hardwood floors, two bedrooms, a built-in buffet, and incredible views of the hills between the house and the hills around the Silver Lake Reservoir, this little aerie has a lot of potential for the scaled-down owner. It's asking $550,000.

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454 Square Feet

Why are there no attempts to ramp up the curb appeal of this tiny bubble with a cutesy paint job? Because this cottage is on a 4,100-square-foot lot right on the Venice canals. It could be on fire and someone would still pay $2 million for it. That's why this one, which comes with no interior shots, has listed for $2.595 million.

467 Square Feet

This 1939 dwelling in Tujunga is stucco outside and wood floors inside. There's a charming curved front wall of windows, and space for a workshop or bonus space in the two-car garage detached garage out back. It's 467 square feet and asking $299,000.

484 Square Feet

This flat-roofed Frogtown one-bedroom house is adorable. Look at that red door! Inside, there's a deep kitchen sink and a cute back patio area. It's asking $364,000.

495 Square Feet

One of the younger houses of the bunch, this Mid-Century cottage in Echo Park has louvre windows, tall beamed ceilings, and bamboo floors. A small "bonus" room in the backyard opens onto a landscaped area with drought-tolerant plants. It's asking $499,000.

510 Square Feet

This 1924 house was remodeled in 2009 with a new kitchen, flooring, bathrooms, and redwood decks. There's also a little bonus unit in the back yard, in case you need to have some "you time." Asking price is $550,000.

567 Square Feet

PropertyShark public records show that this little Pac Pal property is just shy of 600 square feet on a 4,091-square-foot lot, but it has hardwood floors, 1940s-era bathroom with cool tile not pictured in the listing, and lovely hillside garden space. It's asking $1,299,500.

571 Square Feet

If brick cottages are your thing, look no further than these Del Rey digs. Built in 1924, this sweet little house (which PropertyShark records show is 571 square feet) comes outfitted with one bedroom and one bathroom, a working fireplace, an "old school" kitchen, and an extra room (with saltillo tile floors!) off the detached garage. It's asking $775,000.

636 Square Feet

Fancy appliances, a big picture window in the front of the house, a terraced yard, two off-street parking spaces, and a spacious terrace are all tucked into this lovely little red cottage with a schoolhouse vibe in Beverly Hills. It's asking $699,000.

660 Square Feet

Off-street parking for four cars seems a little excessive when there's only one bedroom in the house, but that's the situation here. The dining area of this residence has floor to ceiling windows, and there are stainless steel appliances in the kitchen plus "Serene Treetop Views." Asking price is $589,498.

691 Square Feet

Someone just dropped $50k on renovations to put new plumbing, electrical, a new roof, and a brand new kitchen into this 1928 Eagle Rock house. The backyard is small but laid out to accommodate entertaining. It's asking $365,000.

714 Square Feet

We're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue, where we'll find the ultimate bohemian bungalow. Is there a fancy trailer out back being used as an artist's retreat/"guest suite"? Yes. Is there at least one painting outdoors? Yes! One bedroom and one and a half bathrooms just off of Abbott Kinney will cost you. It's asking $1.195 million.

720 Square Feet

Two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a small basement with laundry hook-ups fit into this compact little yellow house. There's a detached garage. It's asking $395,000.

869 Square Feet

The multitude of windows in this petite Eagle Rock dwelling really open this space up. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom, a fancy kitchen, a deck and a patio, plus a detached studio. It's asking $719,000.

884 Square Feet

The call has been sounded for investors to come and take this little cutie off the market! With hardwood floors, two bedrooms, a built-in buffet, and incredible views of the hills between the house and the hills around the Silver Lake Reservoir, this little aerie has a lot of potential for the scaled-down owner. It's asking $550,000.