SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — If you can’t convince yourself to buy into the tiny house trend, how about a teensy-weensy lot?

There’s a 100-year-old cottage for sale in San Francisco that sits on what may be the tiniest lot in The City. The asking price? $599,000.

The 830 square foot, 2 bedroom/1-bath home located at 544 46th Avenue, looks out over the Sutro Heights neighborhood. Originally a workshop, it was converted into a house in 1914. Its original owner was the late San Francisco mayor Adolph Sutro (founder of Sutro Baths).

Inside Sutro Cottage (Photo Courtesy of Open Homes Photography)

Inside Sutro Cottage (Photo Courtesy of Open Homes Photography)


Agent Heather Stolz of Berkshire Hathaway said there were four offers on her “little cottage” listing.

“The seller accepted one, and we have a second backup,” said Stoltz. No word yet on whether it sold for more than the asking price.

San Francisco ranks third in the nation for the smallest lots according to a study by Zillow, with an average lot size of 2,713 square feet. Baltimore, Maryland has the tiniest lots, with an average of just 1,710 square feet.

Google screenshot of 2255 Evergreen Lane, Lawrenceville, GA.

Google screenshot of 2255 Evergreen Lane, Lawrenceville, GA.


Nationally, the biggest lots are in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where the average lot size is 14,375 square feet. Currently, there is a 2,894 square foot home for sale on Evergreen Lane with 6 bedrooms and 4 baths sitting on 19,600 square foot lot. It was built in 1990. The asking price? $200,000.

Stoltz said she has another ‘tiny’ listing.

“I’m showing this crazy microunit in North Beach for the first time,” she said. “People are calling on it.”

North Beach microunit. (Photo courtesy Open Homes Photography)

North Beach microunit. (Photo courtesy Open Homes Photography)


According to Zillow, the 264 square foot studio has 1 bath “hardwood floors, stainless fridge & electric range plus a spa-like travertine tiled bathroom.”

The asking price? $425,000.

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