Storybook House takes its name from the Storybook architectural style that emerged in Los Angeles in the 1920s. Folk Architects took interest in Storybook-style houses, for the way they transcend conventions to create a blend of art and architecture, both highly pragmatic yet playful. As a studio, Folk Architects also have an ongoing focus on small footprint living, adopting design principles from Japanese homes where no single plane or surface is underutilised for the Storybook House.
Functional planning does not sacrifice the feeling of spaciousness in Storybook House. The design team achieved achieved fluid and open interiors by maximising ceiling height, natural light, views to nature and active circulation spaces that conceal laundry, kitchen and storage.