Here is another view of the front. I have decided to put 2 guest parking spaces in and retain the pea gravel driveway outlining drive in front with concrete curbing.
There is not a bit of landscape in the front yard worth retaining with the exception of the trees on the far edge.
The visible tree in the first photo I posted is a old Jacaranda that I believe the hurricanes in 2004 blew out the top. This tree has to go because you can literally see through the trunk. Can anyone say not structurally sound?