Kollin Altomare Architects
Long Beach, Calif.
Project name: Watson Residence
Project location: Seal Beach, Calif.
Square footage: 7,239
Total project cost (not land): $4.3 million
The plan was to design a signature soft-contemporary residence to capture the clients’ desire for cutting-edge technology, simplicity of elements, environmentally friendly design and most of all to be unique in style yet comfortable and livable. This custom beachfront home is three-stories high plus a gorgeous fourth-level sun deck. This 7,239 sq. ft. home features six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a home theater, gym, wine room, library, game room, spa room, two kitchens and multiple living rooms. A custom elevator and wrap-around staircase provide vertical access to all levels while skewed floor plans offer an interesting journey through the home within a rectangular boundary.
The objective was to make this home simple yet strikingly interesting and blend new with old. As with most beachfront projects, this site has height limitations, area limits, tight setbacks to maintain along with wind and sun considerations.