We love the natural appeal of courtyard home designs, and this one seamlessly transitions from modern architecture to nature. Located on a private cul de sac, peace and privacy welcome you home, while the house itself has a distinctly Zen quality that flows from modern interiors to a relaxing outdoor atrium. The home’s high double gables give its facade an unusual characteristic. The house wraps around an interior courtyard with a reflecting pool, to reflect on nature and life. Surrounding the courtyard, the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows bridge the gap indoors and out, providing natural light and ventilation. Functionally speaking, interiors are divided into private areas in one wing, featuring a master bedroom, closet and bathroom, and public spaces like the kitchen, living room and family room occupying another wing. The bathroom is among the coolest features in this house – if you like the great outdoors, you’ll feel like you’re showering al fresco thanks to this luxurious tiled shower room with floor-to-ceiling glass walls. This luxury home is for sale at a price of $535,000, through Portland Modern.