This modern new home was designed in the tradition of a simple California Cottage. The family room opens to a private outdoor patio through large sliding doors. Smaller homes on smaller lots can present challenges and opportunities. For this home, a second floor is cantilevered over an angled driveway maximizing utility and space. A second floor window bay over the garage door trellis means that room sizes on the second floor don't need to be limited by driveway access requirements.