Built in 1912 by contractor Arthur Weeden, Toronto’s Little House, as it’s known, is only about 7′ wide, 47′ deep, with a total of less than 300 square feet of living space inside. (The Spite House we looked at recently has two stories and 325 square feet, so this is actually smaller.)
There’s an e-mail circulating calling it the “Smallest House in Brooklyn,” but after doing a little research, I found out that it is actually in Toronto. It has become a popular tourist attraction and even has its own webpage: Toronto’s Little House.
It has a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bath. They even found room to tuck a washer and dryer in there. Talk about clever space planning! The home was sold for $135,000 at the beginning of 2007 to a couple who renovated it and put it back on the market for $179,900.
Here’s the house before it was renovated:
Even the front walkway was redone with tumbled stone, and a window was added for charming effect. Inside everything looks new. Here’s the entry:
The living room:
UPDATE: There had been some questions in the comments asking where they stashed the fridge and the bathroom. A reader found photos of them for me (thanks, Mike!). Here’s the fridge, tucked right in behind the washer and dryer:
The bedroom, with Murphy Bed open (door leads to backyard):
The back of the house and patio:
The official webpage explains that Toronto contractor Arthur Weeden noticed the unused space between the two larger homes and declared, “In order to use the land, I will build on it” (Toronto Sun Telegram, 1939). After completing the house, he and his wife lived in it for 20 years.
(Thanks to Marie for telling me about this one!)
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