California Kitchen Renovation with a View

A California couple redesigns their kitchen to erase the barriers between inside and out. By Susan Heeger

Room to Grow Kitchen Renovation
Photo: Jeff Lipsky

Room to Grow

Redwood timbers from the old back deck were recycled to build raised beds for a kitchen garden. Sieverts, who tends the beds and does much of the cooking, likes to combine harvesting with entertaining. "Let's pick dinner!" he tells guests. The garden's winter-spring kale, chard, broccoli, and lettuces give way to tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants in summer.

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