I'd want more space for Elason to play in the courtyard but I like the outdoor retreat feeling for her in the middle of the city. Nature (and open floor plan) is the main reason we want this house. -Beth
This hits almost all of our we-love-Japanese-gardens buttons. It's got the cool stone lantern, the rustic stone water well, a beautiful old rock, river rocks, and simple ferns to add softness and green.