Okay, gang, here's something interesting. These are two front elevation concepts for a set of plans that was executed by an ambitious and talented young lady in Santa Barbara, California. She found me on Deviant through a third party, so technically, this is a paid (and ongoing) Deviant commission. Her plans were done on Chief Architect, which gives non-architects tremendous power. She asked me to help with the elevations, which she had started, but needed a little embellishment and artistic flair. I came back at her with significantly modified and embellished front elevation concepts with many different ideas to choose from. The final home design will be simpler than these, but this shows how I typically operate, which is to "push it to the limits" and give people more than they asked for. The descriptions on the plan above are self explanatory. The lower floor (basement) is where all the principal rooms are, so yes, there is a substantial walk-out basement and lots of interesting things going on in back of the house, including a hot tub and a view of the Pacific Ocean from around 500 feet up.
As usual, all renderings done completely by hand in pencil, scanned, tweaked to sepia, and labeled.