Outdoor, Side Yard, and Walkways Inspired by her visits to Japan, architect Cary Bernstein did not build to the property lines but left open about three-and-a-half feet on each side of the house: “These little side gardens make rooms feel bigger, since they make nature part of your interiors and bring light and air circulation into the house,” she says.  Photo 9 of 13 in A Meticulous Renovation Turns a Run-Down House Into a Storage-Smart Gem