The owner of this uniquely designed home had moved back to the East Coast after living for a while in California. She wanted a ranch style home similar to those she had seen there, with an open “West Coast” feel. The homesite she selected was the last available of five in a secluded enclave of distinctive homes. The requirement in this select community, however, was that homes there be designed with a minimum of 4,500 square feet. The challenge was to create a ranch style home that met the square footage requirement and would be in harmony with the other much larger homes in the enclave. A unique design with multiple high ceilings throughout achieved this goal. Special features include a three-car garage, full basement, extended covered rear porch with mechanical screens, an outdoor kitchen under the porch, a swimming pool with detached pool house and a bonus room above the garage.