Most of this I get (brother's a landscaper) except air conditioner. All I can come up with is house is (like most moderns) too big for the plot, and there's no room on the left side of the house to put the air conditioner, or putting it on the left would be too near a neighbor.
Someone pointed out in replies it might be a backup generator, not an air conditioner; still stands - you would normally want this on the side or in back but I bet the plot is insanely small and there's no other room.
From shot of back of the house, it's clear the most obvious place for this large item is where that red umbrella is on the left there. But someone didn't talk to someone and here we are.

I know, the inside is terrible with stuff but I don't care about contents here.
I am probably revealing myself as a logistics and engineering enthusiast here. I can always find the bathroom in any restaurant, store or building when I walk in, pointing where it is like a freaky movie character.
I've only been wrong once; in a restaurant, they somehow got away with putting a bathroom in the front of house NEXT TO THE ENTRANCE. It was obviously six kinds of illegal and I am positive there were broken off leads for the real bathroom under a stove somewhere.

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