This house was across the street from Ausrine's Arts Room in Evanston. With nothing but my phone to use to capture this idea as well as too much sun creating contrast and shadows, I'm afraid these are not the best pictures. But you can see what attracted me: curving the front steps instead of alligning them with the front door in a straight shot. Adds a touch of character and makes the house stand out from its neighbors.
However, I am less enamoured of the fact that the sidewalk curves in the opposite direction from the steps.
But that big evergreen tree on the right would have to go in order to make enough room for the walkway to continue the same directional cuvre as the steps.
I'm sure that what caught my eye is that this idea reminded me of the curved walkway we created to the back door steps at our first garden (below). You can read about building this walkway HERE.