Small Cottage

Pure Honey










A small, restored home with loft made from reclaimed wood in Columbus, Ohio. More info. here.

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  • Reply Dwayne Gresham May 26, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I love it! Also, I wish I could log on and comment using Facebook.

  • Reply Karen May 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I love everything you have done. Just enough space for everyday living and a sleep over.

  • Reply Lisa Roberts May 26, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    This little cottage is perfect!!!

  • Reply Timaree May 26, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    It’s gorgeous. I would have a door from the bedroom to the utility room though.

  • Reply Pat May 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I like it a lot – except for the ladder going to the 2nd bedroom.

  • Reply Bob May 28, 2014 at 3:22 am

    The house looks nice. But $197,500 for 750 sq ft at $304.78 per sq ft in Columbus, Ohio seems a little much.

    • Reply CL McWilliams September 29, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Hell yeah!

      • Reply trish January 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm

        Ridiculous pricing.

        • Reply Andy January 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm

          It’s because it also had an empty lot next to it. One of the only empty lots left in the most popular neighborhood in town. The house actually ended up selling for $225k and the empty lot next to it was just put on the market for $180k. It’ll be a great opportunity for anyone wanting to build their own house in one of the best areas in Columbus.

  • Reply Mario June 13, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I like the small houses!!

  • Reply Arleen F Smith June 16, 2014 at 3:18 am

    I would have to agree I don’t much like the ladder and the price seems really high. I live in Clackamas, Oregon and for that price I could get a much bigger home that would be much bigger or with more amenities, although with me it is all about tiny home living or that’s what I am hoping to do in the future. I was really surprised at the price I though that it was much more expensive for homes here in the northwest but it is a beautiful home and the lot is pretty amazing.

    • Reply Payton November 17, 2015 at 2:35 am

      Arleen F Smith, hi, I also want to build a small home and I know just what I want. If you come across any property that can be subdivided at a good price and want a neighbor, I am in. I want to find something soon and get it done. you take care, Payton

  • Reply PUTTY June 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Shanty chic don’t come cheap? Pure Honey is a sweetie! Some minor changes and I’d have this humble hottie worth its’ price. The incongruous kitchen cabinetry and exposed rough ceiling (or lack of) is oppressive and appears to be a demolition in progress, even though the fireplace comes off as “funky” and works. Unfortunately the “lot” screams “Handyman Special” to me.Since somewhat rather small, I would redo it to a more private Brownstone backyard feel.

  • Reply Me July 5, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    I really like this house. I live in Phoenix and for 197k you could buy a 6 bedroom home. A horrible asking price. I would want steps not a ladder. As one ages, a ladder would not be appropriate. I like the rustic kitchen ceiling though. Though yard, deck and siding need some TLC.

  • Reply Anna July 15, 2014 at 6:03 am

    The house is very nice inside, I agree the outside needs fixing up. I also agree, about the ladder too for an older person wouldn’t work. Very cute, but price is something else. Would like to see more like that.

  • Reply Jo July 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    It’s adorable. So comfortable, and such a big serviceable kitchen for a small home. I really like the ladder. An enormous vine wreath would look nice on the back of the house.

  • Reply Cheryl Martinez July 20, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I live in Columbus and thought this was a bit expensive too, but I believe it’s in a historic area where you couldn’t touch a more moderately sized house for less than $350000. I have a house more like 1700 sq. feet in a suburb and right now, I’d be lucky to get $160000 for it.

  • Reply Jen August 5, 2014 at 1:49 am

    I like the layout. As for the stairs to the loft, I would extend the flooring just a tad out over the door so that a twisted staircase could be used – you aren’t really using that corner space anyway… that way the door swings open at any time and you have a ‘normal’ staircase to use.

  • Reply Mary Jo August 8, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Love this house, but I would make several changes. I would put a door between the kitchen and the “bedroom” and another door between the “bedroom” and the laundry/bath area. I would also put in a real staircase, not the ladder. Too dangerous after a certain age! Other than that this house is “Pure Honey”.

    • Reply jo September 16, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      There is a door between the kitchen and bedroom. You can see the hinges in the photo.

  • Reply Allyson King September 16, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I’m lovin’ the tiny house look, inside and out … however, the asking price is absolutely RIDICULOUS! No matter how many ‘upgrades’ the inside of this house had, it’s nowhere near that price. Someone is taking ridiculous advantage of tiny home wanna-be buyers.
    This is almost exactly like what I have in mind, except a lot less in cost, off-grid capabilities and on no less than an acre of ground so I can have my garden/greenhouse and backyard chickens 🙂

  • Reply jo September 16, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    I love the Renovated / Rustic style. I’ll take it just as it is!

  • Reply Karen September 16, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I hate it when people rape old houses like this. I own a similar 650 Sq ft house in Cincinnati. It has been suggested that I do something similar to it. NEVER. I can’t control what might happen to it after I’m gone…but not on my watch!!!

  • Reply Dawn October 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    This is perfect. I hope so some day build a home like this once our nest is empty.

  • Reply Margaret Burgess October 21, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Where can I find plans to build the PURE HONEY home?
    Thanks Margaret

  • Reply Sheryl December 15, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I love the interior! (Well, all but the kitchen ceiling). What I don’t care for is the outside. Give it a wood shingle siding and a new roof! And I see it’s already off the market.

  • Reply beejsteph December 16, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Where In Columbus Is This At??? I Live In Columbus…Would Love To See It In Person, And Talk To The Owners About Their Remodel Job!!!! This Place Is Simply AMAZING!!!!!!! 🙂

  • Reply Nysha December 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I love most of the house, but would take out the living room closet and move the heater vent to put in a staircase with storage cupboards and drawers. Plus, I’d redo the arched entry to the laundry room for a more conventional door.

  • Reply sallywally December 26, 2014 at 1:30 am

    I used to live right around the corner from this house. It sold 10 years ago for about $169 K and I don’t know if it had been rehabbed at that time. The outside was awful. I don’t think the yard looks nice at all. The grass is scrubby and if they had any sense they’d have put a screened porch out back instead of the tacky deck.

  • Reply Bill Sexton May 11, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    the door under the ladder……closet? I assume the bathroom is off the laundry. a floor plan drawing would be awesome in understanding the full layout. Great looking place IMO!!!!!!

  • Reply Pam Loefke August 4, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Darling wee house that is nearly perfect. I couldn’t handle no window above the kitchen sink! A lot of time is spent in the kitchen and this is a must for most women.

  • Reply Yvonne McKee October 17, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Interested in having one custom built for my husband and I on a plot of land

  • Reply Terry McMullen October 20, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    A beautiful house. I would have done a couple of things different but still I would love this house to live in. Lots of creature comforts and just the right size to sit back and relax in. Good job!

  • Reply sheri Mclaughlin November 11, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    I am wondering if the seller/owner would share the general dimensions of this adorable house. We have a small house in Rehoboth DE that needs rehabbing. Wondering if this concept could work with our house…
    Thanks so much.

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  • Reply Sara W January 12, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    This is a fantastic small home very similar to what my husband and I plan to build for our forever home. I really like the layout that is more shotgun in style, but we are thinking of building ours to be more studio like (excepting a closed in bathroom and using things like crates or bookcases to separate areas such as the bedroom. I like the positioning of the loft very much. Great job!

  • Reply Sherry Gillard January 25, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    What is the point of small house living if it cost as much as a large house? Doesn’t the price defeat the purpose?

  • Reply Sherry Gillard January 25, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    You can get a mini mansion in Houston for $200,000.

  • Reply Giorgia March 4, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Wonderful house!!!

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  • Reply Kim May 1, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Crazy thing is, I went and did a google search for this house. According to Zillow, this house actually sold for $225,000 in February of this year (2016).

  • Reply C. May 3, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    All it needs, for me, is some powerwashing on the exterior, ad you’re good to go!

  • Reply joyce August 7, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Power wash, and paint it a different color. Never did like that particular shade of yellow, so would go with something different.
    Interior, though; yeah, that I do like, a lot.
    Wouldn’t bother with the loft since there’s only me, extremely rarely visitors.

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