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Plan #917-4

by The Homestead Partners

  • 399 sqft

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

  • 1 story
The Santa Cruz is one of six gorgeous little 400-square-foot houses in the California Collection created by The Homestead Partners. Each house has a full kitchen and bathroom, private bedroom with space for at least a queen-size bed, living/dining/kitchen that opens to an outdoor dining patio or terrace, and plenty of storage. Big enough to have a friend over. Just make sure you're in love with them first. Dress a Spanish provincial governor in Jay Gatsby’s suit and you’ve got a very different protagonist. Same with the California ranch house, a first cousin of Spanish Colonial developed by architect William Wurster in the 1920s from ranch houses clothed in vertical wood siding instead of adobe. Ours is smaller but still true to the spirit of Wurster’s “living porches” designs that so successfully blur the distinction between inside and out. Interior Features 399 square feet Open living/dining room and full kitchen, with sliding doors opening to raised side patio, and entry door opening to raised front porch Cathedral ceilings with exposed rafters throughout Full bathroom Space for compact washer/dryer Walk-in closet Bedroom sized for a queen bed, with built-in storage, and sliding door opening to side porch Exterior Features 445 square feet Raised open-air porch at entry Covered raised side porch, with built-in grill Total Footprint 844 square feet

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Plan Images

Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan



23' 6"
42' 2"


Main Floor
399 sq/ft
445 sq/ft


Ceiling Details
Cathedral ceilings with exposed rafters throughout
Main Ceiling


Primary Pitch
Roof Framing

Exterior Wall Framing

Exterior Wall Finish
Horizontal Siding

Bedroom Features

Walk In Closet

Additional Room Features

Great Room Living Room

Lot Characteristics

Suited For Narrow Lot
Suited For View Lot

Outdoor Spaces

Covered Rear Porch


Suited For Vacation Home

Custom Modifications

Almost perfect but not quite right? We offer in-house plan modification services to help you personalize any of our home plans to fit your lifestyle. Popular modifications include enlarging the kitchen, raising ceiling heights, expanding the master bath, increasing the number of windows, widening the porch, or adding a deck.

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