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Itty-bitty house with a tiny backyard studio listed for $399K

Featuring a not-tiny backyard

Lisa Medchill/Courtesy of Windermere

For those whose dream home includes just enough space, this little Craftsman, originally built in 1918, in West Seattle’s Highland Park neighborhood is worth a peek. It measures up at an extremely adorable 580 square feet—the size of some studio apartments—but thanks to an efficient layout, some classic built-ins, and large doorways, it manages to pack in a lot of function.

For example: While at this size, a dining room is at best a nook off the kitchen (if it exists at all), this house’s front door leads to an entryway with enough room for a long dining table. There’s plenty of room in the kitchen, too, even with laundry tucked into the corner.

The sitting area is cozy, but not cramped with enough room for furniture arranged for conversation and a small entertainment setup. It helps that the bedroom is behind a set of French doors, giving an opportunity to open up the space or close it off as needed. Through the bedroom, the bathroom is a full one—not a guarantee at this size.

What really gives the home space to stretch out though is a disproportionately large backyard. A 4,200-square-foot lot means plenty of room for a large back patio, a fire pit, raised beds, and a couple of outbuildings—including an extremely adorable 156-square-foot studio. It’s built out with bamboo floors, heat, and electricity, making it pretty versatile as an office, art space, or guest bedroom.

The location is in close proximity to the main drag of White Center, Delridge, and South Park—and is on the 131 bus line. The asking price is $399,000.