Every year when we go to Avalon, NJ for a week at the beach, I spend time gawking at this yard. This is no hidden side yard or unused area. This is the front yard. I was standing on the sidewalk when I took this.
I think that it's an older house that had a lot of work done on it recently, including a sensitive re-landscaping. I really like the imbalance between the boring mass of the house and the jewel-like decks added on to it.
The front yard has a wild, dune-like feel, which is totally appropriate for a house less than a block from the ocean. This is the front walk, er, path.
I love the green roof and the trellis on the garage.
Nice edge treatment with a bit of formal repetition to frame the riot going on behind.
No lawn mowing at this summer house.