Project Name: Private Residence
Location: LONG BEACH, CA

Kollin Altomare Architects continues to revitalize Long Beach with a proposed major renovation and addition to a significant 1.5 lot, bay front home on the Peninsula. The project would convert the existing mid-century two story home into a contemporary masterpiece. Three levels and an open floor plan boast 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, an office, two private dens with exterior sitting rooms, a family room, dining room, kitchen, two laundry rooms, and a 3-car garage. This one of a kind custom home is enveloped in smooth coat stucco, wood treatments at ceilings, dark accent metals, and a continuous architectural element that interweaves walls, floors, and ceilings into each other. Wall to wall windows and glass doors open the views to the bay creating dramatic scenes and unforgettable memories. A centrally located entry court showcasing exquisite sculptural art also serves as an exterior breakout space to the dining and family rooms. A sky bridge spanning over the entry court connects the lower level activities with the upstairs exterior sitting room and den, which provides a tranquil lounge with a linear contemporary fireplace and built-in furniture perfect for a summer laze. The third level is reserved for a private indoor-outdoor den and an exterior terrace where privacy from the neighbors is achieved through a sculptural curtain wall comprised of welded steel and sea-glass. A retractable shading system provides the perfect opportunity for fully exposed sun bathing or sheltered outdoor entertainment.