This is where we (I and the Architect) are currently at, This is the first pass back from Hugh who is the Architect. I have a few things I want to change, but I will throw it over to you lot before I preempt the conversation and steer it in a particular direction.
I'm keen to see what you would do.
Hugh has obviously maximized the amount of space that we can take up in respect to what the town planning regulations will allow. We will be limited by the amount of permeable land area (water run off) allowed for on the block. The design is also limited by overshadowing and what restricts natural light into the rest of the yard as well as the neighbors properties.
On the plan views below, north is too the top of the page, so hopefully that helps with some of the thinking.
I am located in Melbourne Australia. So no snow. Temperatures between 10°C (50°F) and 35°C (95°F) for most of the year. Might get a few hours that go outside that per year, but not enough to worry about.
There is drive way access to both the front and back of the block