Living Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Chair, and Standard Layout Fireplace “From the courtyard, you then enter the house proper, directly into the main living room,” Hutchison says. “From this room, you have a panoramic view looking out through the trees to the river, or back into the courtyard.” The wood-burning fireplace, from Majestic, is clad in steel panels. Eames Molded Plywood lounge chairs sit side-by-side in the living room.  Courtyard House on a River by Kelly Dawson