rocking chair on patio with backyard path in background
Photo: Webb Chappell

The Homeowners' Wish List

Finding room outside for a table and chairs is at the top of most homeowners' wish list—whether as a place for open-air family dinners, casual get-togethers with friends, or just kicking back with the paper. It was all three for best-selling author Doris Kearns Goodwin and her writer-husband, Richard Goodwin, whose home is shown throughout this story. Their vision: a plant-filled stone patio incorporating a stream and a koi pond.
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