Outdoor, Grass, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Stone Patio, Porch, Deck A mature Japanese maple was preserved during construction. The way we designed the entry sequence, with the front door not facing the street, but rather facing the Japanese maple tree relates to his concept of ‘entrance transition.’ A mature Japanese maple tree was preserved during the construction.  Modern Landscaping from Channeling Midcentury Modern in Northern California