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Of course, horizontal windows aren't the only ways to capture views of the surroundings. This house in Sonoma County, California takes advantage of the dramatic valley scenery with a pool and terrace. Inside every opportunity is taken to bring that scenery inside, even in this hallway. The window seat and view make a trip upstairs a slow and leisurely one.
South River Residence. Maryland, USA. Triple-hung windows. Ten-foot-tall sheets of 1-inch-thick thermal glass form the corners of the tower. ARCHITECT: Good Architecture, Annapolis, Md. BUILDER: Winchester Construction, Crownsville, Md. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: O’Doherty Group Landscape Architecture, Annapolis
Sunroom/Atrium. I see this scaled down to a Large bedroom size in an upper corner of the house where three sides and roof are windows. Then, a large shallow tub or two long slender ones could be installed and connected to the plumbing that would allow you to then plant and water plants. Just add coffee station, book shelf, and seating.