Signal Hill Custom Homes with Ocean Views

The Signal Hill Ocean View homes located along Molino Avenue are the product of cooperation between RPP Architects and one of the most active developers in the Signal Hill area. One of the main goals in the design process was to bring diversity in exterior styling, variation in massing, and to avoid the “tract home” suburban aesthetic in the design process of the six custom residences located on one city block.

Signal Hill Ocean View Homes - 2

Most of the homes have reverse floor plans, with living spaces opening to generous decks on the second floor to take advantage of the views toward the ocean. The Single family residences are approximately 3,700 Sq. Ft., with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and a 3 car garage, all built in 2006.

Signal Hill Ocean View Homes - Collage

Signal Hill Ocean View Homes – Collage

The diversity of RPP Architects’ design brings individuality, character, and quality to the Signal Hill community.

More of our design experience in custom homes.

Hilltop Residence for Mr. McCune

Located at the top of Signal Hill, this sophisticated urban villa’s most prized feature is an unprecedented 360 degree view of Long Beach, Catalina island, the Palos Verdes peninsula, and the pacific ocean. The residence has approximately 3,700 Sq. Ft., with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 offices, and a 3 car garage,  with an elevator on all 3 levels. It is considered by professionals as the most amazing custom home ever built in the City of Signal Hill.

The biggest challenge faced in the project was compliance with the View Protection Ordinance enforced by the city of Signal Hill. Designer Bozena Jaworski conducted extensive community meetings, followed by public hearings of the Planning Commission. The plans were molded and modified to address neighbors concerns and mitigate the view impact. Finally, the entitlement to build the residence and the carriage house was granted by the Planning Commission.

The European-inspired exterior features a stylish tower element, to give the house impact when seen. Varied low-pitch roof lines, wrought iron balconies, tilt-turn awnings, and stone elements all make the structure pleasant to see.

McCune Hilltop Residence - Interior

McCune Hilltop Residence – Interior

The first floor has an elegant staircase leading up to the expansive second floor, with bedrooms, an adjoining gourmet kitchen, and covered decks with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The elevator allows for easy access to the exquisite Owner’s retreat located on the third floor, where great views and absolute privacy provide a spa-like setting.

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.

27th Street Warehouse

New construction of a 4,000 square foot CMU building for use as an office and incubator/warehouse space in Signal Hill. The project required substantial site work planning and engineering to access utilities and provide storm water drainage.

The designers took on the challenge of changing boring industrial facilities to vibrant and attractive buildings that would compliment the city landscape. The mass of gray CMU block is broken by red accent stripes of paint and red metal elements. Black storefront windows contrast with the block walls. The red architectural pop-out is both playful and whimsical. It breaks the flat facade introducing an interesting, tilted form. Expansive windows are protected from the southern sun by red metal canopies.