This Los Angeles home features a contemporary layout with modern materiality. The asymmetrical poured in place concrete pads blurs the use of a standard driveway with its materiality, creating a space rather then a vehicle approach. The wood gate for privacy, adds a natural look with modern materials. The raised planter beds are a simple touch to strategically place planting within clean borders. Elevating the plants softens the design and view of the space. Upon entry in the large side yard a grid of concrete pavers continues to blur the use of circulation with overall use, allowing for maximum occupation. The planting hedge is placed along the property walls to create privacy that will soften and balance the feeling of the space. It is the combination of elements, wood, plants, concrete and smooth stones that keeps this design structured for optimal use and provides an experience without a rigid formality.