This is a return to minimalism that works really well for me. We will start with the yard and move to the porch. The yard is very neatly trimmed, and I like the few trees that the landscaper has peppered the landscape with. It is nice that they are different sizes so as to add an element of variety to the design. Just because you go with minimalism does not mean that you cannot have richness and variety. The porch is very cool, and I love the brickwork very much. It is a sleek and fairly subtle blending with the yard.