There have been previous homes that lacked that afore described place, like the Texas house that had a fireplace and mantel in the middle of the main living area and tall but narrow windows on each side that offered only slivers of garden views. That was unacceptable.
There was another previous home that had a curved glass roof greenhouse wall addition only five feet wide but running the entire expanse of the room that offered garden views from any seating position. There were the aforementioned deciduous shade trees for coolth in summer that allowed for the sun to stream in when the temperatures dropped. It was ideal.
If and when we move again, from this home that has two very good garden viewing rooms with walls of glass sliders, the master bedroom and the addition, there needs to be a large expanse of glass in the new house. And a garden. I can take care of the last item myself.