Lately I've found a lot of homes that have gone that extra step to make their front yard or garden area very inviting. Some create a a place to sit and relax.
Another has the same idea of a place to relax only with a little more casual air to it.
Some adorn the front of the house with a piece of sculptural art. This one was modern to go with a rather modern looking home.
This house has a fountain in front with a sort of whimsical lass standing atop ready to capture some water in her buckets. Unfortunately, the fountain looks like it's run out of water and is now serving as a planter.
There is a lot more whimsy going on at the front of this house. An old tree stump is used to support a collection of ceramic characters and a flower pot that appears to have not been watered enough to keep that plant alive. It's kind of fun to find these little artistic expressions.