Contemporary landscape design offers a grand simplicity to this English traditional cottage in West University, Houston. Paving with clean lines and artificial turf replace what was muddy, underutilized space. A concrete walk frames the children’s play lawn and offers a path for bikes. Fig ivy will grow to cover the fence adding a green, textured backdrop to a shady dining area. Eclectic pottery brings a pop of color while bistro seating against a confederate jasmine vine offers a tranquil setting for morning coffee.