To meet the requirements of a client with a growing family, the design aimed to create domestic simplicity, prioritising comfort and low maintenance, while capitalising on the multiple benefits of living in Southern California. The site is at the corner of a typical Los Angeles residential neighbourhood. When an old dilapidated house was torn down, the site was exposed to traffic noise and public view, in need of coherent remediation. A linear two-storey L-shaped volume is used to define the site boundaries, embracing the exposed site to create a sheltered residence. An Engawa deck forms the transition between inside and outside, functioning as a sitting and lounging area, offering outdoor living at its best. The wooden façade facing the streets shields the building from views in, whilst providing transparency for those looking out. The emphasis on simplicity continues inside, making use of abundant natural light that illuminates the interior spaces with its elemental character.