East meets West in this thoroughly renovated ranch rambler, where Japanese architectural influences and contemporary design elements merge playfully to create a home that is welcoming and ethereal. At the front, a custom made wood and glass entry reminiscent of classic Zen Shoji doors opens to a pebbled garden where a fiddle leaf fig takes pride of place beneath a sloped ceiling of skylights. Behind it, a footbridge joins the open living room with vaulted ceiling to the newly renovated contemporary cook's kitchen at the heart of the home. Here, a large stainless-steel-topped center island with seating for five provides an easy-to-maintain work space; flanked on either side by sleek ceiling-high cabinets, white granite counters, and cedar-toned base cabinets, and outfitted with a Thermador induction cooktop, built-in wall oven and side-by-side fridge, this kitchen inspires and accommodates creative collaboration. Nearby are a large family room with wood-burning fireplace, a dining room with Japanese wooden shades in the windows, a laundry room, pantry and access to the two-car garage. At the opposite end of the home, find a master bedroom with deep walk-in closet and custom cedar closet, a full bath with glass-doored shower, and a half bath with a unique, poured concrete table sink. Downstairs, three carpeted bedrooms share a full bath with double vanity. An unfinished room offers potential as a play space or home office, and abundant closets throughout mean no shortage of storage options. On the home's main level, gleaming teak floors and stained cedar beams and trim pay homage to a Japanese reverence for grained wood, while along the back of the home, mostly glass walls frame unobstructed views of the meticulously landscaped backyard, where a gentle slope is ideal for sledding. A trio of sliders offer easy access to the stone patio from the dining room, living room and master bedroom. The home's many improvements include all-new bathrooms, wall-to-wall carpeting on the lower level, neutral paint throughout, the kitchen, all new windows and sliders, and a top-of-the-line Weil-McLain gas burner. Situated on a corner lot of nearly three-quarters of an acre, the home is in between three nature preserves (Herrontown Woods Arboretum, Gulick Preserve and Van Dyke Wright), close to Carnegie Lake, and within strolling distance of Princeton University and the downtown.