If anyone could ever live there, I'm sure it must be tranquil and pleasant. Imagine if you woke up and went outside to see that everyday. There wouldn't be the noise of traffic to interrupt your thoughts and you'd be able to see the stars at night.
Oh I agree--peace within ourselves is the most fulfilling and yet overlooked. I sometime get so caught up on other distractions and worries that I forget to feel good about myself and even smile. Actually, I've never read or heard of that book. Is it interesting?