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Young felt that the current condition of the home presented it in blocky forms, so the goal was to create strong horizontal lines to achieve grace and variation in the facade that can be enhanced with plants and lighting. Removal of the retaining wall at the back of the sidewalk allowed Young to create a more subtle change of grade using a series of shorter walls separated by wide swaths of lawn. This series of terraces gave the entry walk a far more graceful look that draws visitors toward the now fully visible glass front doors.