Connecting the home to the garden was the highest priority for Arkin Tilt Architects. A 14-foot-wide, multi-fold door completely opens the new dining room to the outdoors, while shading the interior space from the western sun. The deep covered porch features an outdoor countertop and sink for washing vegetables on their way from the garden to the table.  Photo 6 of 11 in 10 Modern Gardens That Freshen Up Traditional Homes