Property Crush

$995K “Tiny” House Packs a Lot of Luxury into 800 Square Feet

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A small space (for California) with so much charm, and every possible amenity.


Things we love about this property crush:

If you were to look up the definition of “charming,” there’s a good chance you’d find a listing for this home. The one-bedroom, one-bath “small house” (as they call it) comprises just 800 square feet of space, but feels a whole lot bigger.

Enter this sweet jewel box to find a large combo-living-dining room with exposed redwood beams, eco-friendly vinyl plank flooring, built-in shelving, and a handsome fireplace. This space opens to a sleek kitchen with efficient European appliances, reclaimed Monterey Cypress doors, and travertine stone. The master bedroom manages to feel cozy and modern at the same time with a custom closet, warm wood, and spot lighting for art. The big bathroom is built with stone throughout the walk-in shower and flooring—it also houses a washer and dryer closet.

The property sits on an outdoor “dining room” of sorts with a pergola fit with cascading vines. The well-lit, spacious seating area is ideal for outdoor dining and feels like an extension of the home. The scenic landscaping even offers space for your own vegetable garden.

There’s a single-car garage (no street parking!) And if you feel like you ever need to get out of the compact house, the property is close to the beach and downtown Carmel.

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