A California couple redesigns their kitchen to erase the barriers between inside and out. By Susan Heeger
Photo: Jeff Lipsky
To provide more options for outdoor dining and lounging, landscape architect Rob Steiner replaced a small deck with a larger one built of an Indonesian hardwood. A gate links the Baer-Sieverts' backyard to their next-door neighbors' house; children Sam, Abbie, Shai, and Jakie Grossman (ages 12, 11, 9, and 5) often come over for after-school snacks.