This looks like a place that youd only live in if it was cold year round. So this would be a great if it were like a place you could rent to go on a winter wonderland vacation and do snow sports and stuff. If you lived that kind of life.
SF Mountain Transitional Lodge on a steep site with limited building area designed to capture views in two directions. Completed Fall Home Plate Lodge, Martis Camp, Lake Tahoe, CA * You can get additional details at the image link.