The San Rafael 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.
There was more than one way to translate the ranch house into housing during the 1950s. The peaked roof and floor-to-ceiling windows look became thousands of subdivision tract homes, the best of which are still fabulous. You'll also recognize it as the prototype for scores of restaurants and cafés scattered throughout California, most famously the original Tiny Naylor's at La Brea and Sunset.
Ours could be a five-stool diner if you insist, but then where would the guests sleep when dinner was over? Hint: on the porch if you build it somewhere with the right climate.
400 square feet
Open living/dining room and full kitchen, with raised eating counter peninsula, and sliding doors opening to covered raised side patio
Cathedral ceilings with exposed beams throughout.
Space for compact washer/dryer
Bedroom sized for a queen bed, with built-in desk, storage, and closets
Entry door opening to covered raised side patio
640 square feet
Raised open-air patio with adjacent pool
Covered raised side patio at entry
1,040 square feet
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.