We are designing some small bedrooms (for college students) in an existing house. The client can't adjust the footprint of the house. For most of the bedrooms there is no size problem vis a vis approaching the minimun size of a room. On the plans that I've attached there are two bedrooms with two slightly different layouts (still working out how they are going to go). The bedrooms are over 100 s.f. however in each of them there is a stub wall that we are using as a shear wall due to the way the house is framed ( a strange addition done a long time ago).
My question is does having this stub wall (where the entry door to the bedroom butts against) create two rooms out of the one bedroom? As it happens the walls end up being exactly half of the width of the room which for light and ventilation allow the rooms to be considered as one space (pretty sure that's right) and I'm hoping that this will also be the case for considering the space to be one and not two rooms
Per CRC R304.2 "other habitable rooms shall have a floor area of not less than 70 square feet" but I can't find where it defines exactly what the definition of a room is with regard to this semi bifurcation of the space.
Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,