Looking for something way out of the ordinary?
House Crazy Sarah has got you covered with this pint-sized historic adobe cottage in Bisbee, Arizona that is just bursting with quirky character!
Bisbee is known to be a quirky place… originally a roughneck mining town in the Mule Mountains of southeast Arizona, it is now known for being a free-spirited place with a thriving arts scene, amid a remarkably well-preserved historical architectural setting. A lot of creatives and bohemians live here now and coexist with the burly ghosts of long-dead miners.
This little casita dating back to 1909, has recently hit the market for $219,000.
The dwelling is teeny-tiny – measuring in at a whopping 496 square feet. But you get so much more with this parcel… great outdoor living spaces, stellar views of the town and surrounding mountains…. and one-of-a-kind artistic touches.
This restored adobe casita has one bedroom and one bathroom with an additional 150 square foot studio (casitita?) connected by a shared courtyard.
Not for the faint of heart, one must climb 92 steps up from “OK street” to reach the adobe-walled oasis. But it will be ok, because look how cute this place is!
Perched high above Downtown Old Bisbee, this parcel offers both phenomenal views and quiet privacy.
True to southwest architecture, this adobe has many artistic niches crammed with pottery and religious art.
The tiny kitchen is adorable!
Check out the vintage stove:
One can imagine tamales and tortillas being hand-made in this kitchen.
In the third room of the main cottage, you can see some of the original adobe walls dating back to 1909.
Note the built-in bottles in the upper corners of the room.
Check out the bathroom:
More bottles in the wall, these ones creating a makeshift window to let the light in…
And look at the hand-sculpted image on the bathtub wall:
The newer studio casita is being used as a bedroom.
Although the space is small, there are some fabulous antique furnishings here. And remember, all of it had to be carried up 92 steps!
It is absolutely enchanting, but you’d have to be OK with sharing your life with the critters of the southwest. Lizards, scorpions, tarantulas, and rattlers would find this a cozy resting place as well.
It’s perfect for the granola-eating-walk-everywhere-yogi-moon-worshipping-not-afraid-of-creepy-crawlies types!
House Crazy Sarah is not really that type, but she would live here in a Bisbee heartbeat!
House Crazy Sarah’s inner desert rat is grooving in this place.
This place is A-OK!