Well done, Tom.
I really like the layout of the property. I have a thing against long walks perpendicular to the street up to the front door. There's something so great about the large undivided front lawn that you get with a laterally placed walk for the front door. The only thing missing are a set of tall hedges at the edge of the road.
I agree, I dislike it when a walkway bisects a lawn. I prefer a meandering path that follows the house. I have big plans for both the front and back of the house. We're not allowed to put up a fence, against the covenants of the home owners association. Well you could ask for a waiver from the association but there has never been one granted since its inception. So there will be hedges and trees to try and rein in the kids.
I tried to show Junior some racism today and it was thwarted by the cops and Whitey.
Of course I'm a creationist. I believe man created god.