Consistent with the architecture of the home, preservation and character are essential for the yard. The homeowners wished to preserve the large open space of the yard and to use materials and a scale appropriate for the home and neighborhood. These constraints guided the garage position, the extent and type of hardscape material, as well as the form, type and thickness of the bounding elements for the yard. The result effectively anchors the home to its surroundings, clarifies and orders circulation, maximizes key views from inside the home and creates a cohesive bond between themes, materials and shapes used for the home while remaining appropriate for its surroundings.