So in the process of cleaning up the front garden to replace the dead plants, bougainvilleas and other things with some more native and easier to manage plants, we got to this stage:
Which looks like this from the other side, but with one intriguing detail. If you look closely:
You'll see this:
I'm rather glad that changing house keys was one of the first things we did. Yes, it does match the original key we were given with the house. Given how long it would have been out there, it seems to be a better idea than hiding a key under the door mat.