At 623 square feet, this home on East 12th Street is a little too big to be called a "tiny house," but it still captures the spirit of that movement toward scaling down for affordability and efficiency.
The two-bedroom, one-bathroom house was built in 1935. It has a few historical details intact and has been renovated in a way that could be adapted to a variety of styles—the purple exterior and aqua front door are the quirkiest things about it. It has wood floors, lots of natural light, and a simple, open plan.
The front and back porches are both welcoming-looking places under the ample yard's mature trees, and in back, a trail leads to an artist's studio—one that is truly tiny.
• 3607 East 12th Street [Estately]