Master plan of rural home to improve outdoor function and liveablilty of site. Multiple phases anticipated and includes pond and play features. The front yard, more formal for curb appeal, showcases the residence and provides an attractive arrival sequence. The rear yard transitions from semi-formal to natural with a "private" patio, pool area, and related outdoor living spaces providing an elegant and simple flair. In-ground pool is sited with pavement surround. Improvements incorporate an existing deck and sunroom. A grilling/cooking area with outdoor conveniences proposed. Views to the wooded area and surroundings are maintained and enhanced with new plantings. Mowing of embankments minimized with establishment of meadow and new mowing patterns. Native stone and other materials used to maintain relaxed feel of property. Plantings, including perennials and cutting garden, designed for seasonal interest and to inhibit deer browse. HLA's design complements the contemporary theme of the home.