Building on the adage that “opposites attract”, this garden marries modern sensibilities to a circa 1930's Dutch Colonial home with a distinctly formal manner. The garden contains a series of rooms and discovered spaces on a corner lot in a venerable Pasadena neighborhood. Variety emerges as the theme in the broad and visually expressive plant palette, and the choice of paving materials. Bluestone is laid in multiple paving patterns and is accented with broken concrete, gravel, and brick. Fountains become sculptural elements and animate the vistas bringing relief from the sound of nearby thoroughfares and a cooling presence on hot summer days and evenings.