Property Crush

Look Inside: A 1928 “Tiny” House in San Jose Asks $798K

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This California casa is small in size but big on charm.


Things we love about this property crush:

Pinch yourself. If you thought a tiny home couldn’t be more charming, then think again. This Spanish bungalow in the Northside neighborhood of San Jose is petite perfection. Built in 1928, the 759-square-foot property manages to marry original charm with modern updates.

The exterior of the home boasts an arched entrance and a sweet little front patio—with plenty of space for outdoor furniture. Inside, you’ll enter an airy living room with original wood flooring, a big fireplace, and stained-glass windows. The kitchen boasts brand-new Saltillo tiling and clean white cabinetry. Two bedrooms and one bath (with marble tile) round out the space.

The property is surrounded by fruit trees and drought-resistant landscaping; there’s a large and lush backyard with a pergola for al fresco dining and a hot tub, too. Solar panels and an electric vehicle charging station have been added for affordable eco-living.

And you can consider the property for its investment potential, too. Not only is it within walking distance from downtown, but also it’s located near the proposed site for the new Google campus and three miles from the Berryessa/North San Jose Station scheduled to open in 2019. (And San Jose just so happens to be the nation’s hottest housing market!)

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