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Architectural design that responds to climate, natural light and weather allowing for a direct connection to the natural environment through a series of wide openings, patios, courtyards, balconies, terraces, and other sheltered outdoor spaces and this style grows out of regional and local conditions rather than historic styles imported from elsewhere and the characteristics of California Vintage Modern are as follows: 1. The exterior of the building expresses the location of interior spaces. 2. Robust asymmetry. 3. Lack of applied decoration. 4. Smooth surfaces. 5. No cornices or eaves. 6. Strong consideration of natural light. 7. Provision for natural ventilation. 8. Responsive to solar orientation. 9. Strong patterns of shadows created by balconies and terraces. 10. Bold horizontal projections. 11. Overhangs providing both sun protection and stylistic elements. 12. Large expanses of glass and/or openings. 13. Operable windows. 14. Roof areas utilized. 15. Strong, direct connection to outdoor spaces. 16. Practical use of materials appropriate to the environment. 17. Use of native landscape plant materials