Also on the home tour, I coveted this pergola. It is simple yet elegant, and seems like it would be fairly simple to build (says the nonbuilder). Four posts set in concrete, four crossbeams, steel bars threaded through holes in the beams. I also envision a waterproof canvas "roof" that could live on a roller like a window blind, and just be stretched across over the bars if were raining lightly but still warm enough to eat outside.
The French doors are nice, too, but I'm not sure how I could swing those.