Designer Kathryn Ireland's Dutch barn in France. A new style of Al fresco dining (eating outside , from the Italian "al fresco" meaning "outside, at a fresh temperature"). Plenty of fresh air from the huge arched doorway in this castle style dining area on a stone floor - but with a barn roof to keep you cool on hot summer days and dry in rain.
Capping a porch with a clerestory and a pyramid roof. I like this, but now I'm thinking bonus room over the porch for entertaining on 2 levels. It wouldn't have to have access to the main house. The staircase could be part of the porch.