This L-shaped house on a small urban lot near downtown Kirkland needed a home office and covered deck.

The solution was to create a U-shaped house with an outdoor living space nested under a pyramid roof.

The addition allowed for an office complete with kitchenette and 3/4 bath, convertible to a guest suite.

The small rooms were enlarged to accommodate a great-room effect for entertaining guests.

The original outdoor BBQ was re-purposed in an integrated 1/2 wall that provides visual protection from neighboring back yards.