The clients for this two story 2400 sf custom home requested numerous elements found in traditional Japanese homes. The entryway is a traditional genkan, which is a lowered foyer for the removal of shoes to keep the outside dirt in a contained, easily mopped area. There is a large patio in the back that has a small path leading to a modest teahouse. The master bathroom has a drop-in soaking tub with large window views out to a private garden. Wooden slat seating is built next to the tub for enjoying the humid room in a sauna-like setting. This home also has plenty of storage space to keep the rest of the home uncluttered. The long upstairs open loft terminates at a covered outside balcony that looks out at the home’s front entrance.