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.

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.