Finally it looked like a house. Anybody else would put in a yard, but the trampled and scraped area around the structure will be reclaimed by the lush green ferns and wildflowers.
In the first picture you can see the carport on the left. We already have the guest house with a three car garage, so I designed the one-car carport to do double duty as a covered dining porch or as an easy rainproof drop-off area for groceries (and wife) As it has worked out we LOVE the carport and my car rarely joins the second car in the garage.
The back view in the second picture shows the slope – reason enough for a full walk-out basement of 2300 square feet. Plenty of storage! We finished off about 2/3 of it with a bedroom, living room, kitchenette, and bathroom. Another large room was claimed by my husband’s childhood train collection and still there’s a Christmas storage room, a utility room, and a catch-all area the size of my great room.