" 'There is a wondrous scale around the structure, as if the house had been enlarged,' says [architect Takayuki] Kuzushima. But in actuality, the house's size doesn't differ too much from that of the neighboring homes." Photo by Kentaro Kurihara via http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/2082243#.
Love the bluestone steps. Maybe if we dealt with the slope above our deck more effectively (I also love the big boulders to hold back the hillside), our deck would look more like this... like it's "presented" into the landscape.