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House of the Week: Tiny Backyard Transformation in Boston


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This week, readers were talking about this renovation of an old row house in Boston. The 800-square-foot home was giving a meticulous transformation by architect Lyle Bradley for his family. One of the most striking features is the new backyard. On a formerly decrepit site, Bradley and his wife Kara built five raised garden beds, where they now grow vegetables and seasonal flowers. The yard is also home to Bradley’s workshop.

Lyle Bradley spent years of weekends and evenings resurrecting an East Boston structure using his carpentry skills,...
The backyard sports a sequence of raised flower and vegetable beds and two green roofs—one atop the workshop and other...
When Bradley discovered the property in 2005, he was looking for a home and an architectural challenge.