This home, (10 acres, Healdsburg) featured in the Real Estate section of The San Francisco Chronicle is a great example of what I’m talking about. Ignore the snarky jealous comments.
[The owners] wanted the house to be low maintenance, open to the outdoors and filled with light – a comfortable yet casual place for entertaining family and friends on weekends.
That pretty much sums it up.
Here is one picture. More on the article.