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Pint-sized but perfect San Anselmo cottage asks $599K

It sits on a 4,600-square-foot lot

Wooden shingles grace the home’s exterior.
Photos by Open Homes Photography for Sotheby’s International Realty

Sandwiched between tony Ross and affordable Fairfax sits the quaint hamlet of San Anselmo. And inside this verdant town is a wee circa-1924 home on the market for $599,000.

The cottage at 25 Oak Knoll Avenue measures a compact 738 square feet and holds one bathroom and one bedroom.

The interiors are bare but workable. The small abode could benefit from a nice refresh, especially to highlight the nice archways in the living room. And while you’re at it, pull out that carpeting for something newer, something chicer.

The living room with nook leading to the bathroom.

Outside you’ll find a wood-shingled facade that blends in with the aboral surroundings, a stone path leading to the front door, and even one of those stand-alone steel mailboxes with a red flag. Utterly charming.

The home sits on a 4,600-square-foot lot, most of which can be found in the expansive backyard, which includes a storage shed.

Best of all, this home is affordable, comparatively-speaking. (The median home price in San Anselmo, according to Zillow, is $1,231,000.) For those seeking homes bordering on affordability inside the big city, check out these 11 solid starter homes in San Francisco.

The listing is through Cameron Bamberge of Sotheby’s International Realty.

A cozy kitchen with white tile work.
The bedroom. The sliding glass doors lead to the backyard.
The backyard.
The view from the street.