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Modjeska Canyon house for sale is only 268 square feet – and a tree pokes through it

Modjeska Canyon house for sale is only 268 square feet – and a tree pokes through it

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The tiny house at 28882 Foothill Drive in Modjeska Canyon is on the market at $ 324,000. A Sycamore tree grows through a part of the house. COURTESY OF CHARLES GILBERT

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A tall Sycamore tree grows through a part of the house at 28882 Foothill Drive, narrowly avoiding a room. MARILYN KALFUS

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A closer look at an unusual built-in MARILYN KALFUS

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Two trees growing on the other side of the property are a few snug inches from the house. MARILYN KALFUS

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The living room of the tiny house at 28882 Foothill Drive in Modjeska Canyon COURTESY OF CHARLES GILBERT

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The living room and a view of the kitchen at 28882 Foothill Drive in Modjeska Canyon COURTESY OF CHARLES GILBERT

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The kitchen at 28882 Foothill Drive COURTESY OF CHARLES GILBERT

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A closer look at the kitchen COURTESY OF CHARLES GILBERT

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The bedroom includes a built-in platform for the bed with drawers on the bottom. COURTESY OF CHARLES GILBERT

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Below the house, a potential man cave? COURTESY OF CHARLES GILBERT

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The tiny house at 28882 Foothill Drive in Modjeska Canyon is on the market at $ 324,000. A Sycamore tree grows through a part of the house.COURTESY OF CHARLES GILBERT

Hate housekeeping?

That’s one of the selling points of a 268-square-foot home on the market in Modjeska Canyon.

Pricetag: $ 324,000.

The house – with a tree growing through part of it – sits on a 7,841-square-foot lot at the end of a cul-de-sac by the Cleveland National Forest. But the micro home’s size and remote locale – and that built-in Sycamore tree – are apparently a lure.

Homeseller Debra Pardee, who also owns a bigger spread across the street, says the tiny house has “groupies.”

Several people, she said, “visit it again and again. They’ll bring their friends and neighbors.” Most interested seem to be wistful, young couples who can’t come up with a downpayment. Pardee dropped the asking price from $ 349,000 in August.

So who does she think will buy the place?

“Someone who’s a minimalist.”

Built in 1930, the home has one bedroom and bathroom, a kitchen and living room, plus an unfinished basement area. The latter doesn’t count in the formal square footage, but could be turned into a little “man cave” or office, suggest the listing agents, Charles Gilbert and Sam Smith of Beach Cities Real Estate.

The built-in tree doesn’t eat up any space. It narrowly missed a room.

A financial analyst for a logistics company, Pardee wants to sell both of her houses and perhaps move near the beach. But she revels in the people – and the animals – of the canyon. “You do have your characters out here,” she said. “You get to know, if not the actual names, the faces.”

A neighbor raises wild turkeys. “They’re actually pretty tame,” she said.

“He kinda lets ’em loose and they wander around the street once in a while,” she added. “You don’t get that in very many communities in Orange County.

“You have to stop and let the turkeys pass.”

The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Real Estate News