In Los Angeles, indoor/outdoor flow is important. Outside temperatures circle room temperature, and we have few bugs, so people want to leave their doors and windows open. I am a big fan of french doors/garage doors/pocket doors/etc, but now I have my eye on pivot doors. Fabulous!
Notice how the floor material inside extends to the outdoors, creating an easy indoor/outdoor flow. This is one of the design elements that will be incorporated in my dream house.