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For $629K, a Petite Pasadena Bungalow with a Modern Interior

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Curbed's Micro Week 2015 House of the Day run hopes to start out small-ish, and drop in square footage each day, until we've reached a truly tiny home that still embodies everything that makes a dwelling HOD-worthy. (Sorry, but tiny houses on flatbed trailers need not apply; there are other places you can go for those.) As always, we love tips.

Location: Pasadena, California
Price: $629,000
A 1,550-square-foot Pasadena bungalow from 1909 just came to market, with cheery red-painted windows accenting its warm cedar shingles, sporting updates undertaken by the current owners over the course of five years. Head past a "modern front yard" with "hand-poured slabs and a display of exotic cacti and succulents," through a custom-made front door of douglas fir, and you're in the open-plan living and dining area, the most heavily redone part of the home.

The "utility room of your dreams" lies right off the kitchen (Nova cork flooring, washer-dryer, utility sink, wine refrigerator), while a sliding glass door leads one to a deep backyard with a pergola for outdoor dining. The first floor also has a "magazine-worthy guest bathroom," and a master bedroom with an ensuite bath that also opens out onto the backyard.

Upstairs are "two good-sized bedrooms, plus a large throughway that could double as a sitting area or office." Asking price is $629K.

Correction: An early version of this post described the updates to this home as "recent." Curbed regrets the oversight

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