What better way to meld home and heart than to populate the space with the owner’s personal artwork. The ever-present whimsical fauna play beautifully with visiting wildlife in this bucolic Carmel Valley setting. The mostly native, drought-tolerant landscaping thrives year round, thanks to an extensive rainwater harvesting and storage system. Sun streams in through the colorful stained glass—exquisitely crafted by a local artisan—affording a warm welcome. Walls are adorned with tinted plaster, brightening the interior and eliminating the need for paint. The openness of the floor plan and abundant windows unite the inside of the home with its natural surroundings.