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Mapping the 10 Tiniest Homes for Sale in San Francisco

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As home prices continue their upward climb and rents worthy of Manhattan keep right on scaring everyone, it gets pretty tempting to squeeze oneself into the smallest possible box. Miniature houses, some of which could pass for an Architect Barbie starter home, are few and far between (though we'll certainly keep stalking them). So how miniature does SF's housing market go? Tiny apartments have certainly gained a (micro!) share of ground in San Francisco's rental market, but teensy condos are still pretty much found at Cubix and in some of the more pint-size offerings at the Infinity (though one unit at Vida made our list). With help from PropertyShark and Point2Homes, we've rounded up the 10 smallest homes currently on the market.

The most petite is a 282-square-footer at Cubix; the largest, a 600-square-foot two-bedroom cottage in Noe roomy enough to fit two Cubix homes and then some, which isn't saying a whole lot. As can happen when spaces shrink, the price per square foot shoots up, piling financial contortions on top of spatial ones and blocking the only remaining path to the Murphy bed.


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1. Cubix #604

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766 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Asking price: $395K
Size: 282-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $1,401
Pitch: "Smart and ingenious living with clever built-in/fold-out features awaits you at Unit 604 a rear studio condominium at the Cubix. 604 is compact, urban living at its modular best. This Cubix studio features wood finishes, a built-in full-size Murphy Bed that is also a closet, dresser & nightstand. Generous bathroom with shower-over-tub. Cubix is a green-inspired elevator building with secure entry located in SOMA above epicenter cafe, next to Whole Foods and the Yerba Buena Arts District. Unit 604 represents a smart investment property, pied-a-terre or an affordable urban home. Unit 604 is vacant. Building amenities include a landscaped roof deck, BBQ area and glass-enclosed outdoor picnic area."

2. Yerba Buena studio (#503)

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199 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Asking price: $530K
Size: 409-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $1,296
Pitch: "Lovely studio ideal for rental, pied-a-terre, or residential use in a great location. Close to many restaurants and amenities such as, BART, MUNI, Ferry building and new Transbay terminal. The building has a 24 hr doorman and a roof top terrace with a BBQ area ideal for entertaining. Kitchen has stainless appliances and granite counter tops. Unit contains two large closets and laundry."

3. South Beach Studio (#123)

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201 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Asking price: $429,888
Size: 410-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $1,049
Pitch: "Remodeled, granite counter top, wood floors, custom built wall closet and murphy bed will stay, in-unit laundry, garage."

4. SoMa One-Bedroom (#9)

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776 Tehama Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Asking price: $399K
Size: 418-square-foot one-bedroom
Price per square foot: $955
Pitch: "Prime San Francisco downtown location in South of Market district! 1 bedroom & 1 bathroom Below Market Rate condo near lively Market St! Walking distance to shopping, groceries, restaurants, banks, post office, and other life amenities. Nearby BART and bus lines on Market St. , Google shuttle stops and more. Easy access to highways 280, 101, and 80. Be in the center of town and take advantage of delicious local restaurants, trendy downtown shopping, exciting night life, and everything else downtown San Francisco has to offer! For 1st-time homebuyer & income 1 person not over $70,850; 2p/$80,950; 3p/$91,100; 4p/$101,200."

5. Civic Center Studio (#248)

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601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Asking price: $368K
Size: 442-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $833
Pitch: "Nice studio condo in Opera Plaza with newly installed wood look floors, freshly painted and ready for move-in. Close to Hayes Valley shopping and dining, Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, City Hall and more. Amenities at Opera Plaza include: Pool, Spa and Gym."

6. Excelsior junior house

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273 Munich Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

Asking price: $529,888
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath, 500-square-foot “junior” single-family home
Price per square foot: $1,060
Pitch: "Please do not disturb tenants, excellent for first time buyers, great potential."

7. Mission One-Bedroom (#514)

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2558 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Asking price: $632K
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath, 507-square-foot condo
Price per square foot: $1,247
Pitch: "The fresh, contemporary design of Vida--114 condominiums on Mission & 22nd Streets--is fused with the thriving culture that is the heart of the Mission. Large windows draw light into the interiors, where social areas on the first floor and roof deck complement the private living spaces. Vida benefits from being the block's tallest building and offers excellent light, space and views on all sides. From Bernal Heights to Twin Peaks to Downtown, you can enjoy crisp morning sunrises, dramatic sunsets and breathtaking nighttime scenes of San Francisco."

8. Corona Heights One-Bedroom (#104)

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4096 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Asking price: $499K
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath, 535-square-foot condo
Price per square foot: $933
Pitch: "One bedroom with parking, private patio and generous walk-in closet. New paint, light fixtures and flooring. Common bike storage room. Elevator building. 1 pet OK, no size restrictions. Wonderful urban neighborhood with Castro Theatre, restaurants and coffee shops & Mollie Stones Market."

9. Russian Hill Studio (#8)

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1925 Leavenworth Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Asking price: $498K
Size: 542-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $919
Pitch: "Russian Hill remodeled corner unit offering modern living, 5-Star location and affordability. The remodeled kitchen includes new stainless steel appliances, new granite counters, new cabinetry, new tile floor, and fresh paint. Bathroom updates include new shower over tub, new pedestal sink, new tile surround and flooring. This unit boasts refinished hardwood floors, large walk-in closet, storage unit, abundant natural light through large dual pane windows. The home is quiet, comfortable and just blocks away from North Beach, Union Street retail, Hyde Street cable cars, restaurants, shopping, and more. 1/2 block walk to Union St. to catch MUNI 45 bus line to Financial District."

10. Noe Valley Two-Bedroom

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543 30th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131

Asking price: $859K
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath 600-square-foot cottage
Price per square foot: $1,433
Pitch: "Can you say cute? Diamond in the rough! Good investment opportunity at an ideal location. With some elbow grease and a little sweat you could have yourself an adorable 2 story corner cottage with stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. Top floor consists of loft like floor plan- kitchen, dining area, and living room with views of downtown and SF skyline! Bedrooms, bathroom, stackable washer & dryer on lower level."

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1. Cubix #604

766 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Asking price: $395K
Size: 282-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $1,401
Pitch: "Smart and ingenious living with clever built-in/fold-out features awaits you at Unit 604 a rear studio condominium at the Cubix. 604 is compact, urban living at its modular best. This Cubix studio features wood finishes, a built-in full-size Murphy Bed that is also a closet, dresser & nightstand. Generous bathroom with shower-over-tub. Cubix is a green-inspired elevator building with secure entry located in SOMA above epicenter cafe, next to Whole Foods and the Yerba Buena Arts District. Unit 604 represents a smart investment property, pied-a-terre or an affordable urban home. Unit 604 is vacant. Building amenities include a landscaped roof deck, BBQ area and glass-enclosed outdoor picnic area."

766 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

2. Yerba Buena studio (#503)

199 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Asking price: $530K
Size: 409-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $1,296
Pitch: "Lovely studio ideal for rental, pied-a-terre, or residential use in a great location. Close to many restaurants and amenities such as, BART, MUNI, Ferry building and new Transbay terminal. The building has a 24 hr doorman and a roof top terrace with a BBQ area ideal for entertaining. Kitchen has stainless appliances and granite counter tops. Unit contains two large closets and laundry."

199 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

3. South Beach Studio (#123)

201 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Asking price: $429,888
Size: 410-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $1,049
Pitch: "Remodeled, granite counter top, wood floors, custom built wall closet and murphy bed will stay, in-unit laundry, garage."

201 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

4. SoMa One-Bedroom (#9)

776 Tehama Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Asking price: $399K
Size: 418-square-foot one-bedroom
Price per square foot: $955
Pitch: "Prime San Francisco downtown location in South of Market district! 1 bedroom & 1 bathroom Below Market Rate condo near lively Market St! Walking distance to shopping, groceries, restaurants, banks, post office, and other life amenities. Nearby BART and bus lines on Market St. , Google shuttle stops and more. Easy access to highways 280, 101, and 80. Be in the center of town and take advantage of delicious local restaurants, trendy downtown shopping, exciting night life, and everything else downtown San Francisco has to offer! For 1st-time homebuyer & income 1 person not over $70,850; 2p/$80,950; 3p/$91,100; 4p/$101,200."

776 Tehama Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

5. Civic Center Studio (#248)

601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

Asking price: $368K
Size: 442-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $833
Pitch: "Nice studio condo in Opera Plaza with newly installed wood look floors, freshly painted and ready for move-in. Close to Hayes Valley shopping and dining, Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, City Hall and more. Amenities at Opera Plaza include: Pool, Spa and Gym."

601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

6. Excelsior junior house

273 Munich Street, San Francisco, CA 94112

Asking price: $529,888
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath, 500-square-foot “junior” single-family home
Price per square foot: $1,060
Pitch: "Please do not disturb tenants, excellent for first time buyers, great potential."

273 Munich Street
San Francisco, CA 94112

7. Mission One-Bedroom (#514)

2558 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Asking price: $632K
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath, 507-square-foot condo
Price per square foot: $1,247
Pitch: "The fresh, contemporary design of Vida--114 condominiums on Mission & 22nd Streets--is fused with the thriving culture that is the heart of the Mission. Large windows draw light into the interiors, where social areas on the first floor and roof deck complement the private living spaces. Vida benefits from being the block's tallest building and offers excellent light, space and views on all sides. From Bernal Heights to Twin Peaks to Downtown, you can enjoy crisp morning sunrises, dramatic sunsets and breathtaking nighttime scenes of San Francisco."

2558 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

8. Corona Heights One-Bedroom (#104)

4096 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Asking price: $499K
Size: 1-bed, 1-bath, 535-square-foot condo
Price per square foot: $933
Pitch: "One bedroom with parking, private patio and generous walk-in closet. New paint, light fixtures and flooring. Common bike storage room. Elevator building. 1 pet OK, no size restrictions. Wonderful urban neighborhood with Castro Theatre, restaurants and coffee shops & Mollie Stones Market."

4096 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

9. Russian Hill Studio (#8)

1925 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

Asking price: $498K
Size: 542-square-foot studio
Price per square foot: $919
Pitch: "Russian Hill remodeled corner unit offering modern living, 5-Star location and affordability. The remodeled kitchen includes new stainless steel appliances, new granite counters, new cabinetry, new tile floor, and fresh paint. Bathroom updates include new shower over tub, new pedestal sink, new tile surround and flooring. This unit boasts refinished hardwood floors, large walk-in closet, storage unit, abundant natural light through large dual pane windows. The home is quiet, comfortable and just blocks away from North Beach, Union Street retail, Hyde Street cable cars, restaurants, shopping, and more. 1/2 block walk to Union St. to catch MUNI 45 bus line to Financial District."

1925 Leavenworth Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

10. Noe Valley Two-Bedroom

543 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

Asking price: $859K
Size: 2-bed, 1-bath 600-square-foot cottage
Price per square foot: $1,433
Pitch: "Can you say cute? Diamond in the rough! Good investment opportunity at an ideal location. With some elbow grease and a little sweat you could have yourself an adorable 2 story corner cottage with stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. Top floor consists of loft like floor plan- kitchen, dining area, and living room with views of downtown and SF skyline! Bedrooms, bathroom, stackable washer & dryer on lower level."

543 30th Street
San Francisco, CA 94131