My lot slopes down from the road and there is a gully on the lower left side. So we're going to build at the top of the gully. The main portion of the house will have a walk out basement, but when you drive in, it will look like it's all on one level. The basement will hold the cistern and mechanical stuff, but all of the living space will be upstairs. The detached garage will connect to the house with a breezeway, and have an apartment on top which will also have great views out over the top of my house.