Nestled into the edge of a grove of live oaks, the house is a compound of three buildings, each housing the main functions: living/cooking/eating, sleeping, and support (laundry, mechanical, gym, and garage). The owner's office is in a tower above the support building, with a lookout deck on top of the tower. A cloistered courtyard ties the buildings together and also ties the compound to its natural surrounding -- the grove of oaks acts as the fourth "wall" of the courtyard. The courtyard has a fire pit, small pool, and bocce court. And a hammock! All rooms open to the natural surroundings, with windows, sliding glass doors, and porches, connecting the owners to the wild, bucolic landscape.