This shot looks back down the stairs (at left) towards the entrance.
Another key contributor to the home's success is the way cars are parked outside, requiring a short walk up to the house. Not so handy on a rainy day, but we think the approach to the house (designed by Adam and shown in the three images below) is so appealing that facing a bit of bad weather is a small price to pay:
The image below shows the view looking down past the master bedroom and its deck to the deck outside the main living area, covered with a pergola.
This view of the house shows how Amelia designed it to step down the slope - a refreshing change to boring, bulldozed-flat sites, and one that makes the house much livelier as a result.