Blue Jay is a 'Spec Residence' located in the famous 'Bird Streets' section of the Hollywood Hills. The lot sits in a small corner where all the views are oriented towards the front of the residence.
Due to this constraint we had to orient the house to face the views in the front, and also we raise the "Ground Floor" higher than usual above the Basement for easier visibility over Blue Jay Way and the residence in front.
The residence sits in a small curved lot. To make up for this shortcoming we had to open the house to create a seamless interaction between nature and interior. The main ground floor sits on a pedestal, while a waterfall creates a "cave" per se for the basement that blends with the nature around it.