Exterior, House Building Type, Mid-Century Building Type, and Shingles Roof Material Speaking to his original design, architect Saul Zaik says, “We were really just building boxes with a bunch of windows but experimenting with how you integrated indoor and outdoor spaces.” The house has seven different openings to the exterior, allowing different courtyard or patio settings for a range of outdoor activities, including seating for a gathering on the street-facing side. The Milfords hired Lilyvilla Gardens for the landscaping around the house, including variegated bluestone steps with thyme joints.  47+ Midcentury Modern Homes Across America by Luke Hopping from Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside