As a child I often went after school to play with friends at their homes. Several of them lived in the "Eichler houses." Most people in our very conventional San José, California neighborhood thought that the Eichlers were weird. But I really loved them. And as I look back on it now this is perhaps where I formulated my idealized house (which I've never owned or even tried to build) which totally blurs the lines between the inside and the outside.