A barrel-vaulted ceiling captures and frames a beautiful view. If you place a piece of paper over the top of the picture, you'll see just how much the barrel vault adds to the sense of space and how it can make the landscape a part of the home. Without the barrel vault, it just wouldn't be the same.
This is what I'm talking about when I say that the floor just keeps going. The flooring material continues with no elevation change or lumpy threshold to step over. A nearly seamless flow to the outdoors!
What can I say other than "wow!" When the doors of this beautiful room are opened, it's almost as if the entire universe becomes part of the space. The designer gets major kudos for orienting the home toward the breathtaking sunset view and for capturing that dreamy world as a backdrop to the distinct lines of the built environment. Even the large crescent-shape clerestory window reads as a positive-negative pattern to this design.