Blue Heron’s second new-construction project in California, The Ora House is an 8,878-square-foot home comprised of four horizontally tiered levels. PHOTO COURTESY OF BLUE HERON
The ocean inspired every aspect of The Ora House, Blue Heron’s four-tiered, $32.5 million biophilic design in La Jolla’s seaside Bird Rock enclave.
Each room boasts breathtaking ocean views, and glass pocket walls blur the boundaries of indoor-outdoor living. PHOTO COURTESY OF BLUE HERON
Last June, Las Vegas-based development firm Blue Heron (blueheron.com) shattered records when its new three-story, 15,000-square-foot custom residence Vegas Modern 001 sold for $25 million. “We continuously double down on our projects and push boundaries on each of our designs to create something never seen or done before,” says Tyler Jones, CEO and founder of the company, which handles everything from architecture and construction to interior design and furnishings. “In every Blue Heron home, the common thread is how the space makes you feel. We want our homes to evoke a sense of excitement and inspiration from their surroundings.”
The main level opens to the coast, which is seen from the kitchen and great room upon entering. PHOTO COURTESY OF BLUE HERON
Blue Heron completed its first California home, 3eleven, in San Diego’s waterfront Bird Rock neighborhood, in 2020. “I grew up in Las Vegas and my family has lived there for four generations back when it was nothing but a vast desert, but I summered with my family in La Jolla,” says Jones. “Bird Rock provides a safe haven complete with unmatched views of the coastline.” The area is also home to Blue Heron’s second new-construction project in California, The Ora House (theorahouse.com). Purchasing the land in 2016, Jones loved its incredible coastal line and the way it curved around the bluffs. He notes, “The site not only has expansive views of the Pacific Ocean but allows for a more intimate engagement with the shore.”
“BIRD ROCK PROVIDES A SAFE HAVEN COMPLETE WITH UNMATCHED VIEWS OF THE COASTLINE.” –TYLER JONES, CEO AND FOUNDER OF BLUE HERON
The lower level features a media room with a theater, bar and wine display for 400 bottles PHOTO COURTESY OF BLUE HERON
Coined “Vegas Modern 001 on the water,” the four-level, 8,878-square-foot, five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home listed for $32.5 million shares showstopping views and Blue Heron’s design philosophy, which explores how people connect with their environment. “The Ora House’s design was inspired by the essence of coastal living and a desire to engage with the ocean in the most impactful way,” says Jones, who sought to instill a sense of peace and wellness through biophilic design. “Our goal was to create a connection to the home’s natural surroundings using color, texture and materials.”
Head upstairs to the second level to find a luxurious primary suite, lounge and bath PHOTO COURTESY OF BLUE HERON
The sea inspired all aspects of this sleek contemporary property comprised of horizontally tiered levels. “We wanted horizontal forms that embrace the longevity and expansiveness of the Pacific Ocean,” says Jones, who incorporated seascapes into every room. The result is a “structural symphony” of light, water and ocean views, he says: “Across the entry bridge, the main level opens to the coast, seen from the kitchen and great room from the moment you walk in the front door, which is one of the most unique features of the home. The lower level is situated around an outdoor courtyard below the unique bridge entry experience.”
The main level also contains a spacious dining room and office, while the lower level boasts a media room and two suites that dazzle with daylight and sounds from a trickling waterfall. Upstairs, the second level houses the luxurious primary suite, lounge and bath—plus an en suite bedroom and a covered deck—and the rooftop level is designed for entertaining with a 1,000-square-foot partially covered sky deck and outdoor kitchen. To epitomize relaxation and recreation, Ora also features a bar and game room, theater, pool and spa, wine display for 400 bottles, elevator and four-car garage with a lift.
A junior primary bedroom on the lower level is filled with natural light and sounds from a trickling waterfall. PHOTO COURTESY OF BLUE HERON
A lighter palette complements the tones of the surroundings, and accent colors reference the breathtaking sunsets. Natural stone and wood create a warm, welcoming aesthetic, and glass pocket walls blur the boundaries of indoor-outdoor living. “These glass walls also allow you to see the edge of the bluffs, making Ora feel like one with the natural hillside,” Jones says.
Featuring a scenic pool and spa, The Ora House’s biophilic design instills a sense of peace and a connection to its natural surroundings. PHOTO COURTESY OF BLUE HERON
Unveiled in May 2022, this “living piece of art” is co-listed by Brett Dickinson of Compass (858.204.6226, compass.com) and Deborah Greenspan of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty (619.972.506, pacificsothebysrealty.com). “Ora is well-suited as a second home,” notes Jones, who believes its vast space, amenities and the fact that it’s fully furnished by BH Lifestyles will be enticing to a certain type of buyer. “The Ora House is the only new construction on the California coastline well into Orange County,” he says. “We created a game-changing home, and it’s currently the most expensive home we’re putting on the market.” Let the bidding wars begin.