1221 Ocean is Irvine Company’s first venture into the ultra-luxury high rise rental market. The project was a retrofit of Lawrence Welk’s prominent Champagne Towers that sat vacant since the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. Located in the heart of Santa Monica it provides residents the amenities of a five-star hotel, including a roof top pool and club house 17 stories above Santa Monica Beach.
Being perched on the bluffs of Santa Monica Beach it affords all 120 residences with expanded ocean views from Palos Verdes to Malibu. The residences are generously sized from 1,200 SF for one bedroom units to over 2,500 SF for the 6 Penthouses on the 16TH floor.
Location: Santa Monica, CA, US
My Role: Senior Designer, Conceptual and Design Development