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Living small doesn’t mean living without a gorgeous Tudor fireplace. This little condo on the border of Capitol Hill and the Central District is under 500 square feet, but full of all the cutest elements of 1920s apartments. It comes furnished—and to keep it extra cozy, it includes a built-in sleeping bunk. The fireplace is, sadly, no longer functional, but it’s a fine place to burn plenty of pillar candles or any other manner of indoor-friendly flame.

The home makes up for its small size with a high concentration of vintage details like archways, recessed shelves, and cove ceilings. Stained glass decorates the bathroom door. Leaded-glass windows cover the far wall, lighting the living room, a little dining nook, and the kitchen. While not all the tile in the home is original, it’s period-appropriate—no subway tile here. It’s pretty common in small spaces to have an open kitchen, but this one stays separate, which is handy if you tend to have kitchen clutter that you don’t need in clear view of your lounging space. 

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This is essentially a studio: The “bedroom” is through an open archway instead of a door that shuts, and its window brings in light from the dining nook, not the outside world. But it’s still tucked away, thanks to an alcove with a built-in bunk—big enough for two—and storage underneath.

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“Cozy” is often shorthand for “small” in real estate parlance, but in this case, it’s both little and hygge at the same time. For those eager to return to society after the past year, a little apartment with easy transit access (and zone-only parking), walking distance to most of Capitol Hill, is just the ticket.

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Listing Fast Facts

1101 17th Avenue Unit 306
Size: 485 square feet, 1 nook/1 bath
List Date: 4/23/2021
List Price: $310,000
Listing Agent: Kristen Meyer and Jacquelyn Phillips, Sweet Living Realty

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