Informal, and asymmetrical, the courtyard of this house is for casual evenings with friends and family. The full-height sliding glass walls can be entirely opened for covered outdoor space. The monochromatic color tones of the architectural elements allow the furnishings to be the accent color. There is no strong axis or formality at all, and unlike the previous home, the fireplace here is not the primary focus, but serves as a place to warm the hands and maybe make s'mores with the kids! Notice the how rills of smooth dark gray river stone are used to separate the concrete terrace into smaller areas with lines extending from the geometry of the house. This is a small but well considered gesture by the designer to add implied zones for each activity area.