There are times as a designer when you look at a space and you just know there are some fundamentals issues that are going to be very expensive to fix. Unfortunately, the home belonging to the Cusak’s is a great building, but is in desperate need of an outdoor overhaul.
This is a very complicated space, not just because of the elevations, but also because of the angles between the garage and the home itself. Just from their pictures, I see several different sets of stairs, multiple types of materials and a lot of fractured areas that don’t connect.
Here are the zones that I would immediately address to try and add some cohesion to the space.