Downsizing from a large, traditionally styled home and formal landscape, the homeowners sought to make a fresh start in a new design direction. For this next chapter in their lives, they embraced straightforward lines and contemporary styling. The concepts of open spaces and ease of movement guided all aspects of the landscape plan. A wide and welcoming entry walk of contemporary concrete pavers laid out in a series of connected rectangles leads visitors from the driveway to the front door. Informal planting beds soften the home's facade and provide privacy while blending with the casual nature of the community. The outdoor living space created at the back of the property strikes a balance between green spaces and built elements. Dining, grilling, and lounging areas make entertaining effortless with high-quality, low-maintenance surfaces and amenities. Key sightlines to a picturesque pond and nightly sunsets enhance the outdoor living experience.