Located in Beverly Hills, the challenge for this house was to create privacy from the street while opening the house up to the incredible views available from this steep site. There was little room adjacent to the street, but the site did slope which was utilized to create access to a lower level garage while using the upper part of the lot to provide pedestrian access. The house hugs the street to leave the as much room as possible for a garden on the view side and the “L” form of the plan provides privacy from the neighbors above. It was critical to find a way to get light into the basement spaces. The solution was to create a lower-level courtyard adjacent to the street with a bridge above to the entry door. The water feature below bounces light and moisture into the adjacent spaces helping to regulate temperature while providing a pleasing place to spend time outdoors enjoying views of the sculpture and the two-story living wall which provides privacy from the street. The main floor spaces are arranged to make the most of the views over the city and beyond to the Pacific with retractable walls of glass in each room that open to the terrace and pool beyond, minimizing the need for air conditioning most of the year. The upper level is staggered back from the main floor to provide room for terraces to make the most of the view. The house is all about indoor-outdoor living as well as changing views through movement with traditional hallways replaced by glass bridges and terracing to maximize the experience of the occupants. Bedrooms are located on the upper floor, living spaces on the main level with the garage as wells the gym and wellness areas in the basement. The material palette is predominantly travertine and walnut that contrast with the rigorous shape of the structure and provide a soft warm palette for living.