I definitely want an entry like this in my house and a rack for shoes, umbrellas and a little space for a motorcycle Definitivamente quiero una entrada así en mi casa, y un rack para los zapatos, paraguas, y un pequeño espacio para una moto.
This looks a lot like the ryokan (Traditional Japanese Inn) we stayed at in Kyoto, Japan. Fabulous experience! Private garden, traditional Japanese breakfast, wonderful experience! Arrigato, Ryokan Yachiyo! http://www.ryokan-yachiyo.com/top/englishtop.html
Japanese house I really want to have some sort of equivalent to the Japanese wrap around porch...only someone would put some chairs on it or something and it would become a cluttered mess because it's so narrow, or access to it is wierd.... I can't figure out how to make it work into my dream house designs. Sigh.