I really do not think this house is whimsical at all. I really do like it. The designer and builder certainly used both good sense in regards to the roof line to deal with weather and storms. It has excellent light gathering through the windows that are well spaced. Cleaning might be a chore with the glass shapes and multiply window panes but with a good brush and preasure washing should do the trick.
The built in wood storage would be quite handy in the cold of winter and the one sided stone wall should go well in helping to support the roof when it snows..
I like the house, although there is not a covered parking, but, not every thing in one dose I would suppose..