Realty Trend: Right-sized Homes

Call it a cottage industry.

“Right-sized” houses might not enjoy the buzz, blogs, and binge-watching that tiny homes do, but well-designed spaces under 1,500 square feet are trending, too. Here, three charmers:

506 N. Oriental St.


1BR/1BA, 1,388 sq. ft.

Selling points: Cottage Home, adjacent to Mass Ave; repurposed wood floors; new HVAC; custom kitchen with stainless-steel farm sink; backyard chickens and coop available.

Contact: Agent Kim Farinella, Nottingham Realty Group, 489-3441

602 N. State St., Greenfield

602 state


3BR/1BA, 1,408 sq. ft.

Selling points: Lots of updates (furnace, central air, deck, gutters, on-demand water heater); enclosed front porch with wood ceiling; walk-in closets.

Contact: Agent Timothy Yazel, RE/MAX Realty Group, 512-1533

5016 N. Guilford Ave., Unit 1

5016 guilford


2BR/1BA, 988 sq. ft.

Selling points: SoBro rehab; detached two-car garage; fireplace; walk-up attic with dormer.

Contact: The David Short Team, Century21 Scheetz, 705-2500