We recently finished a house in France. Nothing special, we build in France all the time. Until you see the house in the evening. This owner wanted big windows, and no shutters. Shutters are somehow obligatory on all houses in France. They are even specifically mentioned in a law on insulation, the RT-2012. But this owner wanted nothing of it, he wanted big windows and no shutters.
The house overlooks a valley, it has a magnificent view.
And in the evening it looks pretty cool.