Saving up to buy a home can feel very overwhelming, especially in Southern California. That’s why lots of singles, couples, newlyweds, and small families decide to think small when it comes to purchasing their first home. There are lots of reasons why owning a small home in Southern California can be just as rewarding as one that is larger: Less house to take care of, smaller monthly payments, the possibility of using it as a rental one day, and the fact that you are living in beautiful Southern California surrounded by thriving communities and people. Plus, it’s easy to maximize the space in your home so that it looks and feels just as spacious as you want.
Although these homes are not the “tiny houses” you’ve probably been seeing everywhere, they are all about 1,000 square feet, practical, and great finds!
Presented by Randy Freeman
At 1,200 square feet, this Pacific Palisades townhome might seem a little pricey, but once you step inside you’ll see exactly why. The luxurious residence has tons of open space, lets in natural light and has been remodeled to include beautiful features such as marble kitchen counters, stainless steel appliances, white oak flooring throughout, and more. The loft, which can be used as a second bedroom, opens to a rooftop deck with great views and plenty of space to barbecue and entertain. If you love open space and light, this three-story townhome might be the one for you!
Presented by Barbara Hunt
The space you lack indoors is made up in land, with 3.32 acres right outside your front door. The serene landscape is home to 217 Longan Asian fruit trees, and the property sits on a hill that boasts panoramic views on almost every side. Inside the home, you’ll find three bedrooms and three bathrooms in a total of 1,408 square feet. This home and land are perfect for anyone who loves to spend their time outdoors!
Presented by Gregg Neuman
This unique, rare, and beautiful penthouse-level home comes in at 975 square feet. It is located in the historic Soap Factory of City Front Terrace in downtown San Diego. Described as an “urban sanctuary,” the residence offers large iron-pane windows, hand-hewn wood beams, high ceilings, exposed brick, stunning wood floors, an ambient fireplace, and a skylight. When you’ve spent enough time in your luxurious home, you have all of downtown San Diego at your disposal, with shops, restaurants and more just around the corner.
Presented by Susan Einemo
All 728 square feet of this home enjoy one of the best locations in San Diego County. The home is close to casual and fine dining, coffee shops, brew pubs, Morley Field, and the vibrant North Park nightlife. When you’re not out enjoying your community, you’ll enjoy original hardwood floors, a large deck, and tons of charm at home.
Presented by Bob Strausheim
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,002 square feet make up this contemporary condo. The double master suite residence is located across from the acclaimed Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club and Lake, and boasts numerous luxurious upgrades. While the home has a cozy feel, it is still bright and clean. Plus, you can step outside to relax on your private patio whenever you’d like.
Presented by Cheryll McKeon
Tucked away in the private community of Tancho Niguel Private Townhomes, you’ll find this 934-square-foot home. Cathedral ceilings give the entry an open, inviting feel, and the upgrades made throughout the condo will only continue to impress you. Outside the back door, you’ll enjoy views of a sloping hill an greenery.