This is a great entrance to a 1921 home that has been renovated inside and out. The urn as a focal point stops the eye for a moment but then you are brought on up to the front door.
Urn as a focal point on the walk
Hayrack on the gate at the side of the home
A big turn off for me is a guessing game when it comes to the location of the front door, sometimes there are homes with two front doors, which one do I go to? Manytimes, there are so many plantings that the front door is obscured. I know there are people who prefer a private effect (like Frank Lloyd Wright who had his front door on the side of the house rather than the front).
I have determined that I do not have the lot width to do plantings this far down on my walk (at least this is what my husband thinks) but it does give me ideas on how to handle the plantings on the sides of the walk.
I really am going to remove those thorns from the front of my house (roses) and redo with some interesting evergreens, perennials and annuals.