Plan #917-2

Key Specs


  • 400 sq/ft

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Baths

  • 1 Floor

  • No Garage

Plan Description

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. 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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Floor Plans

Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan

Full Specs & Features

Basic Features

Bedrooms : 1
Baths : 1
Stories : 1
Garages : 0

Dimension

Height : 14' 8"
Depth : 21' 11"
Width : 55' 8"

Area

Total : 400 sq/ft
Patios : 640 sq/ft
Main Floor : 400 sq/ft
*Total Square Footage only includes conditioned space and does not include garages, porches, bonus rooms, or decks.

Ceiling

Ceiling Details : Cathedral ceilings with exposed beams throughout.
Main Ceiling : 12'

Roof

Primary Pitch : 3:12
Roof Framing : Stick

Exterior Wall Framing

Exterior Wall Finish : Vertical Siding
Framing : 2x4

Additional Room Features

Great Room Living Room

Lot Characteristics

Suited For View Lot
Suited For Narrow Lot

Outdoor Spaces

Grill Deck Sundeck
Covered Front Porch

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Suited For Vacation Home

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A1- Cover Sheet:

  • General Notes
  • Full-color exterior rendering of the Garage/Apartment
A2 - Foundation and Floor Plan
  • Drawn to a scale of 1/4"=1'-0" (1/4 inch equals 1 foot; 1 inch equals 4 feet)
  • Position and dimensions of doors, windows, interior walls, etc. are indicated
A3 - Roof Plans
  • Drawn to 1/4-inch scale
  • Dimensioned Roof Plan and Roof Framing Plan
A4 - Exterior Elevations:
  • Drawn to 1/4-inch scale
  • Detailed drawings of the front and right side of the building
  • Suggested window sizes and types
  • Suggested exterior materials, and critical vertical dimensions
A5- Exterior Elevations:
  • Drawn to 1/4-inch scale
  • Detailed drawings of the rear and left side of the building
  • Suggested window sizes and types
  • Suggested exterior materials, and critical vertical dimensions
A6- Building Section and Details:
  • Building Section drawn to 3/8-inch scale
  • Wall and roof section
  • Indicates dimensions of wall plate heights from slab-on-grade
  • Indicates eave overhang dimension from exterior wall studs
  • Generic exterior wall details, not to scale
E1- Schematic, Generic Electrical Layouts:
  • Drawn to 1/4-inch scale
  • Suggested locations for electrical components: lighting fixtures, switches, and outlets
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Meet the Designer - The Homestead Partners

The Homestead Partners - Houseplans.com
House plans for small, big, colonial, modern, and everything in between. You may insist on having more than one.

We're Ron Sakal and Sallie Hood (sakal-hood.com), a husband-and-wife team of architects who've spent decades creating workable townscapes, rescuing city centers from random development, designing beautiful houses, and teaching bright young architecture students how to do the same.

Along the way, we've become experts on the styles of American houses, ideas, designs, and materials that transform small and affordable spaces into wonderful places to live. Now we're offering those great American styles to everyone who yearns for something more interesting and more connected to the American culture.

Look around our collection of houses and see what moves you. After that, our firm is just like that home of yours: small and affordable.

Ron Sakal, formerly Executive Director and co-founder of the Center for Building Communities and Professor of the practice, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.

Sallie Hood, formerly director of designs and co-founder of the Center for Building Communities and Professor of the practice, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.

Introducing the "The California Collection" - Less than half the size of a doublewide. Six gorgeous little 400-square-foot houses, each with full kitchens 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.

Santa Barbara (Plan # 917-3) Santa Cruz (Plan # 917-4)
Rancho Mirage (Plan # 917-1) San Rafael (Plan # 917-2)
Sonoma (Plan # 917-6) Silverlake (Plan # 917-5)


Introducing the "Lake Cottage Collection" - Charming and cozy, but not too sweet. Inspired by the 1920s cottages on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, here's a compound for your extended family. Or one house for you. There are five: two big, two medium, and one small, with two garages to mix and match.

Union Pier (Plan # 917-13) Lakeside (Plan # 917-12)
2 Car Garage w/Studio (Plan # 917-10) 1 Car Garage w/Studio (Plan # 917-8)
Studio (Plan # 917-11) 2 Car Garage (Plan # 917-9)
1 Car Garage (Plan # 917-7)


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