I'm riding my bike and all of a sudden- "Hey!" My neighbor who's never spoken to me in all my sixteen years of living here pops his head out eagerly from his bedroom window. "Wanna see something cool?" And of course, I say yes.
This is one of my favorite floor plans. It is open, focused on natural lighting, lots of windows, not extravagant or blingy, without unnecessary rooms like a formal dinging room, designed to take in a view, solar power and passive solar friendly. With the right architect, it doesn't have to be a pricey interior design either.