Ten years after selling his house in the suburbs and buying a city townhouse, the client decided it was time to tame his overgrown backyard and expand the living and entertaining space in his owner's duplex. The twist - the client was on the cusp of the urban farming movement, and the yard would also be home to tomatoes, grape vines, and a flock of hens. JPDA worked closely with the client to create a solution that would provide an elegant and low-maintenance growing environment, as well as a new deck and three-season porch over a glass-walled addition below. The yard design incorporates built-in seating and planters, a koi pond, and a steel trellis structure. A carefully integrated chicken coop and enclosed run satisfies all local ordinances, while allowing for easy access to eggs, and sustainable reuse of droppings as garden fertilizer.