This project was designed to create a contemporary landscape which reflected the updated exterior of the house. Everything was removed from the yard including the driveway and walkways. A contemporary design was created in concrete for the front step, driveway and front courtyard. This was designed to emphasize the front door and and reduce the impact of the driveway. We created a new address sign designed to emphasize the width of the front entrance and enhance the contemporary look. Access to the back yard was changed to take advantage of the largest area of the yard. New retaining walls and stairs lead down to the east courtyard, which has a fireplace and a comfortable and private sitting area. New stairs were also developed to link the upstairs deck to the ground level deck. Plant materials were selected to provide brightening and colour to the shade filled back yard.