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776-sq.-ft. Cottage in Olympia

This is a 776-sq.-ft. cottage in Olympia, Washington that’s on the market for $289,900, according to RE/MAX Northwest Realtors via Redfin.

It’s a rambler-style two-bedroom cottage with a covered front porch, updated kitchen, remodeled bathroom, mudroom, rear alley access, fenced backyard, built in 1925, and on a 7,201-square-foot lot. What do you think?

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776-square-foot Rambler Cottage in Olympia, WA for 290k

Listing Summary

Cute as a button. East side rambler on nice lot minutes from downtown. This cozy 2 BR 3/4 bath home has world charm w/ original hardwood floors throughout. Inviting front covered porch. Open Living/dining rm & nice wood trim details. Updated kitchen has newer cabinetry, stainless appls & granite counter tops. Remodeled bath w/ beautiful tiled walk-in shower. Spacious utility/mud room. All appls stay. Alley access. Fully fenced level back yard.

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  • Avatar Linda Baker
    January 17, 2020, 2:36 pm

    nicely done! is there another heat source other than the wood stove – I see no ceiling fans so what about cooling – was insulation added and where/how old are hwh and plumbing/electrical, hope they were redone when remodel was performed – all info I would want if considering purchasing – also are re any closets in the bedrooms? Don’t laugh! my daughter has a home of this vintage with no closets in the bedrooms!

    • Avatar Eric
      January 17, 2020, 11:07 pm

      Yeah, houses of that vintage, especially lower income housing typically didn’t have built in wardrobes. They did however have those funny things called, if memory serves me correctly, an armoire.

  • Avatar Walter Bartholomew
    January 17, 2020, 3:32 pm

    This would be an illegal remodel in Florida, as building codes require each bedroom to have at least one window (big enough to use for evacuation) and at least one enclosed closet (not a wardrobe). Is a floor plan with dimensions available?

  • Avatar Terry Moseley
    January 17, 2020, 4:58 pm

    Nice looking house, but bigger than I would want, even for a landlocked house. I live in a 3 room house that was built before tiny houses were even thought of, in 1951. The front room and kitchen are each 10ft by 10ft and be bedroom is 5ft by 8ft. The bathroom is like a closet off the kitchen and there is a closet in the bedroom. Off the bedroom is the back porch which is enclosed also. Makes a nice broom closet! The house was constructed by the Red Cross to replace a 6 room house that floated away in the 1951 flood.

  • Avatar Dick
    January 17, 2020, 5:34 pm

    This one looks familiar–was it featured on THT a few years ago?

    The Redfin listing says nothing about heating or cooling, but the Zillow listing says the home has forced air heat, but no cooling (maybe not needed in Olympia?).

  • Avatar sidney
    January 17, 2020, 7:00 pm

    Ridiculous price. people want to live tiny and not spend almost $300k doing so.

  • Avatar Theresa Perdue
    January 18, 2020, 10:12 am

    I was wondering why they put a regular house there and after I looked at it I didn’t care. It is fabulous 😍. That will not be for sale for long if it still is. It’s really beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Avatar Barbara Campbell
    February 1, 2020, 10:29 am

    I would love this house. Perfect for a senior and her dog.

  • Avatar wodiej
    February 1, 2020, 1:36 pm

    No landscaping, run down neighborhood, and the wood floors need refinished. No way I would pay $300k for it.

  • Avatar Bindi
    March 9, 2020, 7:03 pm

    $290 thou!?! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣. Absolutely no way.

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