This home was designed for courtyard living, privacy from the street and segregation of uses. The guest suite is by itself to the right of the foyer (which sets the tone for the home with a Buddha statue from travels to Asia.) Above that is the media room with the North facing windows for the owner to do her painting during the day. Also upstairs, but apart from the media room, is another guest suite with a bedroom, bath, small sitting area outside the bedroom and a sewing closet. Downstairs we find a kitchen with a generous pantry, windows that overlook the dog's play yard and display nooks for mementos from around the globe. The dining room and foyer have reversed ceiling recesses with metallic accents and recessed lighting.
The great room accommodates many functions. It opens through a 16' glass door, to the courtyard, has subtle lighting everywhere in asymmetrical patterns. It accommodates a piano and wet bar as well as the usual functions of such a room. A barn door separates all of this from the wing that houses the master suite, owners' study (which could double as another guest bedroom), guest/pool bath with direct access to outdoor living and pet friendly laundry room. And, the piece d'resistance: the master sanctuary with marvelous views both to the hills beyond and to the courtyard complete with large closet and lovely spa style bath.
Stylistically, the home has the strength and practicality of prairie design, for instance, large eaves for passive solar shading, but combines that with native materials made more modern with metal brackets and front door, warmed up with wood garage doors, and a fountain to bring in all the important elements described in the principles of Feng Shui to bring balance and harmony.