It& a little tricky to see what& happening here, but I believe the lower half of the windows have either a cellular shade or window film on them. So you can still see outside but you get privacy too. This idea could work for the kitchen banquette.
Landscape Inspiration: A Dozen Lush & Lovely Townhouse Backyards
The outdoor design for an urban dwelling is something totally different to a sprawling suburban or country yard. There's much less space, to be sure. But you also have to take in mind your neighbors (and how much you want to see of them) and also what feels appropriate for your area and even your type of home.