The two sides of the house look across the courtyard at each other, and are bridged by the dining room, which looks out onto the street below like the wheelhouse of a ship. “Everyone ends up in the kitchen anyway, so why not put the kitchen in the courtyard?” says Robertson. The kitchen features a NanaWall system that opens directly to the outdoors. The only two enclosed rooms in the house are the bedrooms.  Courtyard House by David A. Greene