Plans for this compact three-bedroom bungalow include an optional stairway, should the occupants wish to include a basement, always useful for a growing family or a guest room. The entry, protected from the elements by a dramatic sloped roof supported by a brick pillar, leads into a foyer with a 10-foot ceiling, which carries through the corridor to the great room at the back of the home. (Ceilings in the dining area, the kitchen and the other rooms measure nine feet.) Sliding glass doors lead from the great room to a covered patio that overlooks the back garden. The dining area includes an optional built-out buffet, providing welcome serving and storage space, and is separated from the kitchen by a prep island. The kitchen’s L-shaped counter configuration spells efficiency for the cook, who will also appreciate the deep-silled window over the double sink. Two pantries flank a linen cupboard. The master bedroom also includes sliding glass doors to a patio at the back, and has an ensuite with double sinks. The tub and separate shower stall occupy a bayed-out space with a window. A roomy walk-in closet completes the lay-out. The second and third bedrooms share a three-piece bathroom. A clever two-way coat closet can be accessed from both the foyer and the laundry room, which includes a shelf for sorting and folding. The laundry room, with access to the double garage, can double as a mud room. Exterior finishes include stucco with wood and brick accents, in addition to a decorative garage door. This home measures 40 feet wide and 71 feet deep, for a total of 1,547 square feet.