This garden had little sense of entry and was off the driveway with no clear path way to the door. The grade change divided the upper and lower areas by a wood tie retaining wall which looked tired and dated. The staircase linking these levels was off to the side and was very narrow which made the entry to the house feel unimportant and felt like a service entry off to the side. To remedy this situation the staircase was made more central to the front facade of the house, widened and clean classic cut limestone stone coursing was used in place of the of the old wood ties. The lower asphalt driveway was replaced with a an attractive drivable concrete linear paver stone that complimented the light retaining wall linear stone coursing, This liberated the front of the house connecting the upper and lower levels in one clean uniform classic way with a striking clean minimal geometry. To enliven the geometry a dark band stone was used to outline the driveway and was picked up on the stone landings leading up form the driveway to the door entry landing, The stairs from the entry landing to driveway alternate between landings to allow for a graceful flow between levels.