Tucked in a Menlo Park residential neighborhood, this new contemporary home brings simplicity to everyday life. Flanked by new plantings including an old growth olive tree, the stone entry approach leads you from the street onto a monolithic stone porch threshold at the house entry. Once the front door opens, an architectural atrium is revealed with a strategically planted specimen maple tree and surrounding stone and decorative gravel. The covered stone patio opens up to a lawn and stone-lined oyster shell bocce court. The bocce court sits below the lawn and is edged with a limestone and clear cedar bumper to absorb the momentum of the bocce balls. A large U-shaped outdoor kitchen including a bar and integrated lighting brings the family and guests together for all occasions.