I really think my layout says it all. I have always wanted a house based on the ancient Roman architecture with an atrium at the center. Of course, they didn't have glass walls back then, but I would now with light shining in from skylights to filter into the living areas through the atrium. It definitely would have a pool (impluvium) and plenty of plants. A place for relaxing and entertaining. On the back wall of the home would be a series of sliding glass doors leading to a wrap around deck and a backyard big enough for the children to really have a great time. Tree houses, sandbox, swings and slides.
But I am happy with the house that I have.