We enjoy creating a cozy, private retreat in the backyard, such as this Finnish sauna with outdoor shower and a private resting area with a weather-protected, sun-lit, al fresco dining area. Outdoor rooms complete a residence. They are not separate from the interior but rather set the quality of surroundings and, through windows, add depth to and become part of the interior. We put a great emphasis on planning transitions from indoors to outdoors, considering views, paths and flow. Planning with the seasons, sun and shade, and a client’s individual needs are highly critical to our approach. We work closely with landscape architects to integrate hardscape, soft scape and outdoor structures with the dwelling.