This large elevated corner lot was transformed into a lush, textural oasis filled with year-round interest and inviting plantings for wildlife.  Front paths lead to a sunny side garden with a sitting area and raised vegetable beds.  The primary entrance to the home is in the back.  A new back porch and stairs were added and the railing to the basement access was updated to match.  The raised deck was replaced with a flagstone patio.  A mixture of textures and colors enclose the back and screen the casual entertainment area.  The result is a relaxing, private and usable space for entertaining and unwinding after a busy day.