Vehicular Circulation. A focal point with a walkway around it emphasizes the entrance into the garden. Formal Garden. The formal garden focuses on the formal dining room and from the walkway by the driveway. There is a bench lo­cated on this upper level to allow for outdoor sitting and viewing into the formal garden. This scheme situates the front walk adjacent to the parking spaces and centers the front walk on the formal garden, providing a strong visual focal point as one approaches the front door. Underground water and gas lines are shown on the base map. The formal garden is centered on axis with the for­mal dining room. Entry Court. The eleva­tion from the sidewalk to the ground near the front door changes by approximately 3 feet. The two additional parking spaces are located off the drop­off area near the front entry. Vehicular access and parking are pushed close to the property line, yet still allowing enough space for easy exit. Plantings are massed near the entry to the site to help separate the driveway visually from the street. It is defined by a low hedge, similar to the entry space, and incorporates a narrow walk throughout the entire garden. In addition to space necessary to park three cars in front of the garage, two more parking spaces are located immediately adjacent to these and with adequate back-up space. Major Design Aspects
Form. Again, a narrow walkway exists for easy access to the garden from the main steps outside the front door. The drive was situated to the far northwest of
the property to maximize lawn and planting areas in the front yard. A back-up area is provided for ease of exiting the site without backing into the street. Formal Garden. A narrow walkway wraps around the formal garden and provides a central focal point in the formal garden, which could be an ornamental urn, a small sculpture, or a small water fountain. Major Design Aspects
Form. A sloped area that extends across the front yard may need to be modified to in­corporate the client’s wishes. Formal Garden. The entry court is separated from the front lawn by a combi­nation of low rectangular hedge and a low decorative fence. An entry space is defined by a low hedge, central paving, and steps up to the upper entry level. Figure 14-16
Base map for the Englewood, Glengary, and Allendorf residences. The owners of each adjacent property are quite friendly and look forward to hav­ing another new house with new neighbors next door to them. The entry space is generous and focuses attention on the front door, with access to the front lawn. Entry Court. The formal garden is located directly outside the formal living room and formal dining room. Vehicular Circulation. Four young maple trees are located at various places in the front. A grouping of trees adjacent to the formal garden provides strong privacy from the neighbors. A small 50-foot – wide beach is located approximately 200 feet from their property. The driveway is placed near the center of the property to allow for easy access to the garage and to the additional parking spaces. Major Design Aspects
Form. Access to the formal garden is from both the lower and upper entry spaces. A U-shaped driveway is incorporated to allow easy entrance in and out of the site, without backing up. Unlike the previous two examples, this project varies the client and design program, yet the site remains unchanged. The front of the house faces southeast with a direct view to the water. Plenty of space is provided for three cars to park in front of the garage. Additional access from the driveway is also provided. Most of the forms in this alternative are curvilinear, except for the entry and formal garden. This scheme establishes a large entry/drop-off space with a few different materials to create patterns that reflect the design theme. Several axes in the design include:
• One at the site entry
• One that is parallel to the front of the house and runs from the fence through the entry court and into the formal garden
• One that extends from the space immediately outside the front door into the formal garden
• One that links the front door, through the entry walk and out into the front lawn
• One that is in line with a view out the formal dining room window and through the formal garden
Vehicular Circulation. Together, these forms establish a softer landscape character than Alternative #1, which used a rectangular pattern for all hardscape edges and planting beds. Entry Court.

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