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Plan #917-2

by The Homestead Partners

  • 400 sqft

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

  • 1 story
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 caf├ęs 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.
 Interior Features
 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.
 Full bathroom
 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
 Exterior Features
 640 square feet
 Raised open-air patio with adjacent pool
 Covered raised side patio at entry
 Total Footprint
 1,040 square feet

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Plan Images

Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan



21' 11"
14' 8"
55' 8"


Main Floor
400 sq/ft
640 sq/ft


Ceiling Details
Cathedral ceilings with exposed beams throughout.
Main Ceiling


Primary Pitch
Roof Framing

Exterior Wall Framing

Exterior Wall Finish
Vertical Siding

Additional Room Features

Great Room Living Room

Lot Characteristics

Suited For Narrow Lot
Suited For View Lot

Outdoor Spaces

Covered Front Porch
Grill Deck Sundeck


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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