This very small (250 sq.ft.) renovation/addition transformed the Robins Residence into an open and airy home which takes full advantage of the connection between house and garden. The existing beautifully landscaped rear yard inspired the design to maximize the visual connection between the interior of the home and the gardens outside. A very small 60s style kitchen and powder room were removed, steel beams installed and a large portion of the old back exterior wall was opened up to the dining room addition. The new powder room was added to the addition which was placed next the hot tub covered enclosed porch. This porch enclosure allows views to the garden but can also be shuttered to provide privacy. The new gourmet kitchen was designed to connect with the new dining room and also give a view to the garden.