Real Estate

This 315-Square-Foot House Can Be Yours for $459K!

If you've been priced out of the DC market, Bethesda has a little something for you.
This 315-Square-Foot House Can Be Yours for 9K!
The motorcycle is not included in the square footage estimates.

Real estate shopping in suburban Maryland is often viewed as a more sensible alternative to entering the frenzied market of the District. This nearly half-million-dollar 1940s bungalow—possibly Bethesda’s tiniest house—indicates otherwise. According to Trulia, the current average price-per-square foot in Bethesda is $423. But 4905 River Road blows that out of the water at nearly $1,500 a square foot.

Billed as a cabin, the 315-square-foot one bedroom, one bath, features luxury amenities including off-street parking and guaranteed low energy costs.  The residence does back up to Willard Avenue Neighborhood Park, which is a notable bonus. Plus it’s just a little under a mile to the Friendship Heights Metro station. And then, of course, there is the total privacy that comes with living in the human equivalent of a hamster starter kit.

Sure, a stand-alone home is superior to an apartment in some ways. For example, your neighbors are less likely to complain about noise. But if you can’t have more than one guest over at a time, how much noise could you realistically make?

Is This Bethesda's Tiniest House? It Can Be Yours For $459K!
Enter the front door and your kitchen is to the left. Despite its small size, it features an impressive amount of cabinetry.
Is This Bethesda's Tiniest House? It Can Be Yours For $459K!
To the right of the entryway is your living room. Let’s just say you won’t be throwing huge dinner parties.
Is This Bethesda's Tiniest House? It Can Be Yours For $459K!
The other end of the living room was used as an office by the former occupant.
Is This Bethesda's Tiniest House? It Can Be Yours For $459K!
Around the corner is the house’s sole bathroom (full size) and the stairway upstairs.
Is This Bethesda's Tiniest House? It Can Be Yours For $459K!
Up we go!
Is This Bethesda's Tiniest House? It Can Be Yours For $459K!
The bedroom fits a mattress and features plenty of natural light. Standing, however, may be an issue.
Is This Bethesda's Tiniest House? It Can Be Yours For $459K!
The home also features a walk-up/walk-in closet.
Is This Bethesda's Tiniest House? It Can Be Yours For $459K!
Did we mention the home has a loft style layout?
Is This Bethesda's Tiniest House? It Can Be Yours For $459K!
Still, we have to admit, this little brick cabin is pretty cozy.

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Assistant Editor

Hayley is an Assistant Editor at Washingtonian Bride & Groom and Washingtonian. Previously she was the the Style Editor at The Local Palate, a Southern food culture magazine based out of Charleston, South Carolina. She currently resides in Bloomingdale. You can follow her on instagram @wandertaste.