In lust with an Austin remodel

Front_yin2I know this house is not in So Cal, but it should be. On my property!

What is it about this remodel that has me so enchanted? The limestone pathways? The sustainably grown ipe wood benches? (The owner tells me those benches are great launch pads for her young kids to spring from.) Is it the green door and arched windows? The moon cutout in the door? The standing-seam metal roof over the porch? Or is it simply that amazing tree?

(Click on the photo to see a bigger view.)

Who knows what causes such a deep yearning? I just feel like I could come home to this house.

It was designed by Austin architect Raymond Yin, and the landscaping was designed by Mark Word.

Is it just me, or is this an awesome-looking remodel?