Welcome to Tiny Homes, an idea that is more popular with minimalists than with neighborhood associations and zoning boards. We'll point out the fun parts. You'll have to check out the logistics and legalities - but some tinies have been around for decades.
When you remodel a 640 square foot house by upgrading the wiring, the drywall, the plumbing, the paint, the sewer line, the water heater, the kitchen appliances, the kitchen cabinets, and the laundry there's very little that's left untouched. With all of that work, this 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1918 cottage probably feels fresher than it has been for decades. It is a craftsman style that looks like experienced people have been exercising their crafts. Even the tub is refurbished. The clawfoot tub fits the house well, to the extent that it replicates the era when showers were uncommon. It is a tub, not a shower. If you want a shower, well, there's your opportunity to add another touch to the place - though granted that is only a shower curtain and shower head. Or you can just leave it old-fashioned. As with most small houses, what's outside is important, too; because some living happens outdoors in open spaces. The yard is nicely landscaped and decorated. Check to see if the Buddha statue remains. They've done a lot with 2,834 square feet, without having to do a lot because the lot is so small. The less you have to do, the more time you have to do other stuff. What's the value of that? Compare that against the price of $339,950.