The Monte Cristo with 1496 square feet is not a huge house, but the space is well allocated for its various purposes. From a distance of 80 years, the floor plan is remarkably functional. Spaces are thoughtfully planned and many contemporary homeowners would find little to complain about. Its strong Craftsman character is obvious from the low sloping roof with the center dormer and the stonework foundation.
"Those who plan a home for a place of rest and contentment and in the planning think not of children and their comforts and joys, know little of the law of love and the underlying principles of happiness and mental growth. In the Monte Cristo the child's room is most thoughtfully arranged, and happy will be the occupants of this home if they are blessed with the care of children."