A family asked us to reimagine the backyard of their home located near the Medical Center in southwest Houston. We were directed to create a more usable backyard that could be used by their family as well as for the entertaining of guests. We were also asked to create a “mother-in-law” suite above their existing garage footprint. We created a multi-level backyard experience that provided multiple centers of activity while also screening the backyard from a mid-rise office building located a block away – an urban condition that is unique to Houston. Business in the front. Party in the back.