Next stop on the tour of the Palo Alto is the living room. Just on the other side of the wood screen from the entry is the living room with large windows and doors to the backyard, and a high ceiling. A strip of narrow windows on the opposite side lets light come from both directions as does the courtyard. Its at once right at the front door, and at the back of the house intimately connected to the rear yard. Which in a nutshell is a snapshot of the unique organization of this great plan.