The fourth generation Cipriani brothers, Maggio and Ignazio, continue to expand the renowned hospitality family’s brand with the debut of the Mr. C Residences. Situated next to the family’s flagship hotel Mr. C Beverly Hills, the five freestanding, four-story homes represent California architect Ray Kappe’s first hotel-attached project. Italian designer Marcello Pozzi, who also designed the hotel and takes cues from the Venetian-influenced accommodations found within the main property, complements the modern architecture. Ideal for those with the most discerning of tastes, the residences offer a sophisticated, contemporary aesthetic with state-of-the-art features and complete privacy. Owners have exclusive access to Mr. C Beverly Hills’ amenities like the concierge, spa, pool, fitness center, meeting spaces, valet, housekeeping, the only Cipriani operated restaurant on the West Coast, plus a complimentary chauffeured luxury vehicle. Additionally, owners have the option to rent back their residence to the hotel (subject to a revenue share agreement), which can be used as penthouse suites for long term stays.
“Our family has built success over the past 80 plus years by blending the highest level of service with unique, luxury lifestyle experiences,” says Ignazio Cipriani. “We wanted to continue our family’s legacy by launching our first West Coast residences and giving our guests accommodations that reflect their tastes.”
Mr. C Beverly Hills collaborated with one of California’s most celebrated residential architects, Ray Kappe, who founded the Southern California Institute of Architecture, designed the first LivingHome and his own Kappe Residence, which is designated a Cultural Heritage Landmark by the City of Los Angeles. Embodying the California and Mediterranean lifestyle, his geometric, white steel structures feature sleek, clean lines and plenty of glass to amplify natural light, while framing stunning views of Los Angeles’ landscape. Marcello Pozzi enhances the architecture with a mix of modern Italian furnishings and iconic mid-century American and Scandinavian accent pieces. Each residence (1,900-3,358 square feet) features four stories with a private elevator, glass-enclosed staircase, living/dining room, gourmet Bulthaup kitchen, two bedrooms, three bathrooms, multiple terraces, an outdoor hot tub, and a private subterranean garage. Paying homage to the Cipriani heritage, contemporary photographs of Venice, Italy’s famous Rialto Bridge by Italian photographer Max Farina can also be found throughout the home. Programmed for a premier tech experience, each unit offers automated entry, sound, lighting, blinds, and ambiance control.
“After opening Mr. C Beverly Hills in 2011, we started to see an influx of long-term stays, especially amongst high-net-worth individuals from the East Coast and around the globe, “says Bob Ghassemieh, Developer of Mr. C Residences and the hotel. “For owners looking for a second home or a place to call their own during trips to Los Angeles, we wanted to create unique, one-of-a-kind residences, bringing together a celebrated designer and architect, and continuing to showcase the unparalleled hospitality of the Cipriani family.”
The Entrance and First Floor
As owners enter their residence through a private entrance, they are welcomed by a large entertainment room featuring premium limestone flooring, redwood ceilings, and a fully-integrated media center, alongside Living Divani Softwall gray, modular sofas and white Knoll lounge chairs. Framed by Ricca Italian lights, unit #1257 also showcases a custom eight-foot Carrera marble bar. Available in every unit, glass doors recede from the living space to a spacious outdoor area with an enclosed heated spa and lounging terrace, surrounded by lush greenery.
Walking up the glass-enclosed staircase or taking the private elevator, guests come across a junior suite on floor two and a master suite on floor four, featuring clean, simple lines with teak wall panels, floors, cabinets, and closets, plus redwood ceilings. Floor-to-ceiling teak framed by Italian Ricca lights act as headboards for the custom-designed architectural California king bed with a floating platform, crisp white bedding, and gray accent pillows. A modern-inspired desk with a built-in plasma TV above, and a contemporary black leather Paul Kjaerholm chaise lounge chair complete the furnishings. Drawing in an abundance of light, each room features an outdoor terrace with stunning views from Century City to the Hollywood Hills. For a spa-like experience, the bathrooms showcase a freestanding, white tub and a separate glass-enclosed shower with Fantini fixtures, alongside custom limestone counter tops, floors, and walls. As a special perk, two of the residences’ master bedrooms include an open bathroom-bedroom concept with a tub.
The Living Room and Kitchen
Creating a seamless flow, the third floor offers an open-concept gourmet kitchen, dining, and living room area. For owners who have a passion for cooking or enjoy the conveniences of a private kitchen, the minimalist designed space features stainless steel countertops and dark gray Bulthaup cabinets, with the finest Miele appliances, including a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove top with a five-gas burner, convection oven, and microwave. In three of the homes, a glass-enclosed dining room protrudes from the building with bi-folding windows to further draw the outdoors in. The additional units offer a dining area for four, while all the residences include a casual lounging area with a fully-integrated entertainment system.
With prices starting at $5 million, Mr. C Residences are located at 1251, 1253, 1255, 1257, and 1259 Edris Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035. For more information, please visit www.mrcresidences.com, and for purchase and renting inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.