One of the perks/distractions of working in an architecture office is the many, many books about architecture lying about. I usually casually flip through them for a few minutes and move on, but this 1939 house by William Wurster caught my eye.
In particular the deck, because it's carved out of, rather than added on to the house. This is exactly the kind of porch/deck I want on my future imaginary house - all the pleasures of being outdoors, but with the added privacy of being tucked in! I also like how the living room is on the third floor with the deck and solarium - above the bedrooms, which is unusual but very cool. I like how inward looking and private the house is.