face on

face on(to) something

[for something] to have a view out onto something. The house faced onto the sea and provided a beautiful view of the incoming ships. Our office building does not face onto the street. We asked for a room that faces on the main square.
See also: face, on
References in classic literature ?
Jo wasn't ashamed of the great tear that dropped off the end of her nose, and Amy never minded the rumpling of her curls as she hid her face on her mother's shoulder and sobbed out, "I am a selfish girl