For a two story home, this wonderful craftsman had little traditional outdoor space with which to create garden living. Having only a narrow strip as a backyard, the sideyard is, in terms of outside rooms - -  it. All the more reason for the deck and patio area to be alluring. It now looks integrated with the house, not simply a redwood deck added on years after the house was built.  Rooms were created with built-in stucco planters, flagstone flooring where the grade is level out from the kitchen and a wooden floor where the grade drops away towards the front yard.  A mirror behind a stand of bamboo located between windows, adds dimension and depth. A small water feature lends a soft touch to a very usable, cozy, yet expansive outside space. It is a living room.