clock menu more-arrow no yes

The 10 tiniest houses in Boston, mapped

None are bigger than 490 square feet

View as Map

None of the 10 tiniest houses in Boston run to more than 490 square feet. That's according to an analysis that PropertyShark compiled for Curbed Boston. That means that the smallest bona-fide, single-family houses in the entire city are smaller than many studio apartments and condos. C'est la vie these days.

Also of note: Most of the houses were built recently, at least by Boston standards. The oldest, a 485-square-footer in Roslindale, dates from 1890.

Finally, PropertyShark noted in a recent report that the median size of a Boston home constructed this decade is 909 square feet, the smallest of any major U.S. city. Figures.

Read More

1. 1040 Truman Highway

Copy Link
1040 Truman Pkwy
Boston, MA 02136

The 332-square-footer is the smallest single-family house in Boston. The 2-BR, 1.5-BA dates from 1950.

2. 10 Mountair Terrace

Copy Link
10 Mountfair Terrace
Hyde Park, MA 02136

The 403-square-foot house dates from 1900, making the 2-BR, 1-BA one of the three oldest dwellings on this map.

3. 54 Snow Hill Street

Copy Link
54 Snow Hill St
Boston, MA 02113

The 420-square-foot house dating from 1920 somehow contains a bedrooms, a bathroom, a loft, a full kitchen, and a living room.

4. 28 Bungalow Road

Copy Link
28 Bungalow Rd
West Roxbury, MA 02132

The 426-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA dates from 1911.

5. 217 Marion Street

Copy Link
217 Marion St
Boston, MA 02128

This 434-square-foot, 116-year-old house includes two bedrooms and one bathroom.

6. 48 Ruskindale Road

Copy Link
48 Ruskindale Rd
Boston, MA 02126

The 440-square-foot house has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Its bones date to 1925, but it was significantly renovated in 1950.

7. 25 South Hobart Street

Copy Link
25 S Hobart St
Brighton, MA 02135

The 465-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA dates from 1930.

8. 15 Saco Street

Copy Link
15 Saco St
Dorchester, MA 02122

Built in 1954, the 2-BR, 1-BA runs to 470 square feet.

9. 741 American Legion Highway

Copy Link
741 American Legion Hwy
Roslindale, MA 02131

This is the oldest house in bunch, dating as it does from 1890. The 2-BR, 1-BA runs to 485 square feet.

10. 8 Mountfair Terrace

Copy Link
8 Mountfair Terrace
Hyde Park, MA 02136

The biggest tiny house in Boston at a whopping 490 square feet. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom.

1. 1040 Truman Highway

1040 Truman Pkwy, Boston, MA 02136

The 332-square-footer is the smallest single-family house in Boston. The 2-BR, 1.5-BA dates from 1950.

1040 Truman Pkwy
Boston, MA 02136

2. 10 Mountair Terrace

10 Mountfair Terrace, Hyde Park, MA 02136

The 403-square-foot house dates from 1900, making the 2-BR, 1-BA one of the three oldest dwellings on this map.

10 Mountfair Terrace
Hyde Park, MA 02136

3. 54 Snow Hill Street

54 Snow Hill St, Boston, MA 02113

The 420-square-foot house dating from 1920 somehow contains a bedrooms, a bathroom, a loft, a full kitchen, and a living room.

54 Snow Hill St
Boston, MA 02113

4. 28 Bungalow Road

28 Bungalow Rd, West Roxbury, MA 02132

The 426-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA dates from 1911.

28 Bungalow Rd
West Roxbury, MA 02132

5. 217 Marion Street

217 Marion St, Boston, MA 02128

This 434-square-foot, 116-year-old house includes two bedrooms and one bathroom.

217 Marion St
Boston, MA 02128

6. 48 Ruskindale Road

48 Ruskindale Rd, Boston, MA 02126

The 440-square-foot house has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Its bones date to 1925, but it was significantly renovated in 1950.

48 Ruskindale Rd
Boston, MA 02126

7. 25 South Hobart Street

25 S Hobart St, Brighton, MA 02135

The 465-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA dates from 1930.

25 S Hobart St
Brighton, MA 02135

8. 15 Saco Street

15 Saco St, Dorchester, MA 02122

Built in 1954, the 2-BR, 1-BA runs to 470 square feet.

15 Saco St
Dorchester, MA 02122

9. 741 American Legion Highway

741 American Legion Hwy, Roslindale, MA 02131

This is the oldest house in bunch, dating as it does from 1890. The 2-BR, 1-BA runs to 485 square feet.

741 American Legion Hwy
Roslindale, MA 02131

10. 8 Mountfair Terrace

8 Mountfair Terrace, Hyde Park, MA 02136

The biggest tiny house in Boston at a whopping 490 square feet. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom.

8 Mountfair Terrace
Hyde Park, MA 02136