For this home in Sonoma, California, two linked 1,000-square-foot pavilions create dynamic indoor-outdoor space. The home, completed in spring 2012 by architects Leslie and Julie Dowling, identical twins and protges of Michael Graves, decked out the house in neutral tones, from fireplace surround to furnishings, to let the outdoors take center stage. photo by: Matthew Millman

This neutral brick partition is such a subtly charming part of this open space, separating two living areas. There’s a freshness and eclecticism about the design that works for newer homes or those with more youthful styles.