Simplicity can come at a price, a lower price. This tiny house in Everett (755 square feet) is listed at $249,900. If you want to make it sound more expensive, call it a quarter of a million dollars. Whatever you call it, you’ll probably have enough left over for projects compared to buying similar houses in other neighborhoods.
The cottage was built in 1901, back when two bedrooms and a bathroom were upscale, especially for this region. That also means its design is simple. A small porch provides a covered entry, so there’s a chance to make an entrance into the living room. Your decor will define the space more than an architect or builder from over a hundred years ago. One feature that persists, nine-foot ceilings that provide more volume for the otherwise small space.
Naturally, the kitchen has been updated. White tile back splash match the white appliances. Natural wood cabinets are fine, too, and can easily for resurfaced if you want to make more of a splash.
Simple survives in the bedrooms, too. A touch of ornamental window frames and the baseboards are about the only other decorations aside from the ceiling fan in one room and a period fixture in the other.
Assume the backyard is usually green. The white is temporary, hopefully. The 3,049 square foot yard is fenced and includes a work shed. That may be all you need to start gardening or simply devote the space to kids and pets who will make it theirs.
The house has survived over a hundred years of change and growth, which suggests it could continue to do so, and be one of the more affordable choices in today’s amazing housing market.
- 2919 Nassau St, Everett [Zillow]