What a difference.  If you look closely, you can see the roof of the house to the north.   Both houses are about the same location in the yard.  We obviously had to dig down to rebuild.  We now have a 10 foot basement. 

The front yard landscaping will change a little this spring.  I’m gonna add a lot of red flowers and grasses, to blend with the retaining walls.  Might even move the walls a bit.  I’m ready to start – but the weather isn’t!