The design of this waterfront home on Lake Washington knits together the themes of nature, art and science of sustainable design. The house’s many exterior courtyard and terrace actually provide a connection to nature as a client to open the house out for dining, relaxing, entertaining, and gardening. Surrounded by nature theme continues in the house by carefully choosing material that is difficult to maintain but comfortable. Site features large shade trees and with views of the lake so that the design is optimized to use all the excess. Interior spaces are naturally ventilated but protected from the wind.