One of the things I miss most about living in California is the lack of separation between indoor and outdoor spaces. Living rooms open effortlessly to back patios and you can spend time in one just as easily and enjoyably as in the other. You certainly can't say that about Wisconsin this time of year!
When I saw this San Francisco house on Apartment Therapy, it brought me back to the days when I'd wander outside on my lunch hour and spend my free time reading, painting or lounging around in the open air. The charm, greenery, sleek kitchen and cute archways of this house help, too.
Photos from here.