A tiny urban lot. An active family. Dreams of growing herbs and vegetables together, running and tumbling in grass, unwinding outside with a glass of wine at the end of the day. To make these seemingly incongruent activities mesh into a coherent whole, we created a variety of outdoor rooms along a narrow lot-line walk. Strong curvilinear shapes, carefully placed trees and shrubs, and artfully-repeated materials create a backyard that appears much larger than it actually is and lets this family get more out of their property than they ever thought possible. See more photos and details on each space in this article and its award from the ASLA.