What to do with this steep backyard?
I am shopping for a home, and have found a house that I really like. Alas, the house comes with a really steep backyard. The seller already did something to it, but it doesn't look all that great. So, if you have any great idea on improving this backyard, please share it here. I'd appreciate it. I have included an aerial photo of how it looks like right now, and an elevation map of the property. Note The current owner has done some leveling. The bottom of the yard is all flattened out for a concrete patch and a play set. They also tried to level out the area right behind the house, but there is still about a drop of 1 to 2 feet from the house to where the junipers are. Ideally, I would like to have the following conditions met by the new design:
1. The area from the back of the house to about 40 feet out would be leveled so that my kids can play on this grassy area.
2. I would like to have some kind of "boundary" for the area in 1.
3. I would like to have some access path from the area in 1. to the bottom of the yard (where the concrete patch is).