There is a style of home that originated in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has been called the California Bungalow. The homes were largely made from wood and were small by modern standards. I number that I have looked at were less than 1,000 square feet. California Bungalow designs were copied, modified and built all over the US and even in Australia.
I did some digging in the files and found the Columbia Valley bungalow package. The kit was based upon a set of plans that were found in an attic. The footprint is very small being 20′ by 25′. It probably is too small but it could be expanded a bit without loosing the design.
The search continues for a couple of designs that really grab me. Meanwhile, I will mock up of few homes to see how they will fit in the area on the layout. I will built them from Bristol Board to test the size and design in the planned scene.