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.
Now she's here shining in the starlight, Now she's here, suddenly I know. If she's here, it's crystal clear, I'm where I'm meant to go
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