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?