A kitchen/great room remodel and deck reconstruction gave the owners of this 2000s era builder's craftsman home an improved connection to their backyard, balancing their modern tastes with the home's existing traditional detailing. A large 16' wide x 8' high sliding door brings in western sunlight to a formerly enclosed space. A warm white oak soffit differentiates the kitchen zone from surrounding eating, sitting and storage spaces.

photography by Nathaniel Willson