Downey Mansions

The Downey mansions are a clear reflection of the big dreams of RPP Architects’ clients. Approximately 5,000 Sq. Ft. to 10,000 Sq. Ft., usually 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, all featuring port cosheres, vaulted ceilings, circular staircases, home theaters, tennis courts, and swimming pools.

The Mediterranean-inspired exteriors feature prominent two story entry elements, arches, columns, and tiled roofs.

Beach Villa on Bluff Place

This elegant, contemporary oceanfront villa is the result of artful, clever, and ingenious design that provides two functional dwellings. The Beach Villa is one of three custom homes that RPP Architects designed on Bluff Place in Long Beach, California.

Inspiration for the Beach Villa came from Mediterranean architecture, where light color stucco and generous tile work are paramount. However, large window openings allowing ocean and peninsula panoramic views are a modern and technologically advanced feature of this twenty-first century villa.

Even with very limited square footage and a structure housing two separate units, the sculptured form allows for decks and openings for direct exposure to the ocean breeze.

Beach Villa on Bluff Place - Plan

Beach Villa on Bluff Place – Plan

In this project, RPP Architects acted as the planning liaison, coordinated Coastal and Zoning permits, and processed the Building plans until a Building Permit was issued.

Tuscan Residence for Mr. Floresca

This project is the best example of RPP helping its client to realize the unique objectives of their project. The design was centered around the client’s goals, with an ocean view and site planning for two luxury condominiums, as well as compliance with the local View Protection Ordinance.

The design encompasses two Tuscan style residences flanking a compact interior court yard. A romantic gated tower entry in the front residence leads through an inner intimate courtyard to a formal front paneled door. The tower’s second floor loggia, accessible through a bridged deck, is optimal for ocean views, and provides a serene place of meditation quality. The second residence, located on the back of the lot, features views of the coast from the secluded second floor balcony.

Varied low-pitched red tile roof lines, stone veneer, decorative railings, and wrought iron artwork all establish a comfortable garden atmosphere. The twentieth century Tuscan-inspired style is far more reaching than just that, incorporated elements from the European Renaissance, Moorish, and various Mediterranean styles. Materials of stone and earthen palettes gives the home the illusion of being one with the landscape.

East Village

This development of single family homes provides entry level housing. The project was developed for the City of Signal Hill Redevelopment Agency.

Although “entry-level” is associated with cost-effective, modest, and modern architecture, this development proves that the right design can provide a sophisticated feeling to the homes. The Mediterranean-inspired urban houses gently blend into the existing neighborhood, with elevations rendered in refined detail and classic proportions.