Stylish living in 700 square feet

A design-savvy couple figures out how to live (happily!) in a tiny San Diego bungalow

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Photo by Daniel Hennessy

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You might expect a couple moving into a 700-square-foot home to worry about the limitations of having just one tiny closet, a bedroom barely bigger than a bed, and a single bathroom sink.

But the prospect of tight living quarters didn’t keep Lauren and Eric Wendlandt from buying this 1911 bungalow in San Diego. Nor did the never-updated kitchen and bathroom, which both needed major work; Lauren, an architect, and Eric, a designer, were game.

“It was like a bride and a wedding dress,” Lauren says. “We knew we wanted it.”


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