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NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- When shopping around for a home, many homebuyers look for price per square foot as a sign of a deal. The lower the price per square foot, the more you get for your money.

Zillow gathered data on the homes listed on its site to look for a few standout homes with high price tags but small square footage. The site looked for homes for sale that were smaller than 1,500 square feet and actively listed for more than $750,000. From that sampling, we've gathered six homes that are small but pricey. Most of these homes are in expensive areas where a high price tag per square foot is not at all uncommon, and most of the homes offer spectacular amenities and views buyers might find worth the extra money.

What makes these tiny homes so expensive is mainly the location.

Carmel, Calif.


$4 million


1,412 square feet

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Located at 26149 Scenic Road, this beautiful beachfront house has amazing ocean views and sits on a lot almost four times the size of the house, giving owners some outside space to work with. It is Calfiornia, after all. Why would you stay inside?

The Carmel home has actually come down significantly in price in the past year (it was listed at $5.5 million last year), and includes two bedrooms and two baths.

Laguna Beach, Calif.


$4.2 million


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1,400 square feet

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At 31883 Circle Drive in Laguna Beach, this oceanfront property actually lets you own a piece of the beach outside your window.

This 1950s beach cottage is being sold "as is" and includes two bedrooms and one and a half baths.

Santa Barbara, Calif.


$4.5 million


1,197 square feet

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Located at 1506 Miramar Beach in Santa Barbara, this cottage is in the beatiful Montecito area. Even though the house is small in square footage, the beach right outside its doors offers a fantastic view, and the home is designed with high vaulted ceilings to make the space feel open and airy.

The home has been updated throughout the years and includes a casual dining room, a living room with a fireplace, two decks, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Makawao, Hawaii


$4.8 million


1,031 square feet

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Living in Hawaii isn't cheap, but this small home with gorgeous views of Hawaiian skies may be worth the price. Located at 2055 Olinda Road, this property offers much more than just a house. The total square footage on the lot is 871,200, or 20 acres, and it has views of some of the most beautiful Maui beaches.

This property includes a guest house and workshop. It comes in at three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms and nine total rooms.

Carpinteria, Calif.


$5.3 million


651 square feet

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This functional home at 3485 Padaro Lane comes with tons of storage spaces to compensate for its small square footage. With the most expensive price per square foot of all of the properties listed here, the Carpinteria home also comes with plans for a different two-story home on the property, giving the owners the option to upgrade.

Currently, the home has three bedrooms and one and a half baths. The property also includes nearly 100 feet of beachfront.

New York City


$5.9 million


1,202 square feet

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The only East Coast property on the list, this residential apartment is No. 805 at 1 Central Park South, also known as the Plaza Hotel. Every room in this home has views of Central Park, making it a memorable one.

The Plaza residence has been carefully decorated for someone who loves French Traditional design but the comforts of the 21st century. Even though the apartment includes only one bedroom and one bathroom, these are top of the line, with a chandelier above your bed and a custom bath. Living in the Plaza comes with perks such as concierge service, valet parking, maid service and a day spa.

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