Amanda, A house tour was posted on A Cup of Jo that completes my checklist. It is open and bright and not too big and has a fabulous outdoor space and is decorated with such thought and simplicity... I am love struck.
You can visit the site to find out details about the homeowners choices and their picturesque sounding neighborhood in California. But the pictures say it all: family friendly home with oodles of beautiful design choices and an enviable backyard. Did I mention I love it? With your love of Cali I know you'll be obsessed too.