Having said that, the Not So Big principle actually has nothing to do with size, meaning that the author doesn't expect everyone to live in 1000 square feet. But the idea is to live in a home that is well designed such that every space is used. I am sure there are many people who use every inch of their 4000 sq ft home, so this is not a rant about large homes. I am guilty of falling in love with a kitchen once and ending up with a 3100 square foot home where at least 4 rooms were never used. I've learned my lesson. I recently updated a 1500 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with the same types of features you'd only find in a luxury home. I wanted quality without the added space. Will someone pay a luxury price when I go to sell? Will I get my money back? It's a risk I was willing to take to get what I wanted, because at the time it did not exist.
So, with all that as background, it was nice to see several homes sell lately that were small, but well designed. Yes - Raleigh has shown that you don't have to have square footage to get a quality home with style. And if you're worried about fixing up that tiny home and not getting your money out of it, here are some examples of small homes that brought great prices:
This 1076 sq ft home has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath and just sold for $315,000 in 3 days.
This 1420 sq ft home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and just sold for $362,800
The Rose Cottage. This 1489 sq ft home with 2 beds, 2 baths, sold for $370,000 in just 2 weeks.