A lack of curb appeal, its convoluted entry process, and a galley kitchen are a few of the many things that plagued this Westlake Hills house. Katheryn focused her renovation work to highlight the house’s secret gem, an exquisite Japanese garden hidden in the backyard . She also completed all interior design and furniture selection for the renovation once it was completed. A new ground floor glass front door and entry introduces a view to the gardens immediately on approach, setting the tone for the house, which is now transparent and open. Katheryn removed walls that separated the kitchen pantry and entry to allow spaces and materials to flow between areas to unify the interiors. A new dining room adds functionality to the public spaces. Lueders limestone flooring helps to bring the outside in, further strengthening the connection to the garden.