Architect Donald Luckenbill, a senior architect at the practice of Paul Rudolph, completed work on Oceanus House, situated atop Mount Olympus, in 1992.Overhauling a modest home built on the property in 1975, Luckenbill doubled its footprint and completely changed its fundamental shape and style. However,subsequent interventions deteriorated the cohesiveness of the house.
Good Project Company was initially engaged to re-imagine the interiors. The improvements introduced materially reductive detailing focused on emphasizing the horizontality of the structure, which appears to lightly float beyond the perimeter glass walls extending the living areas to the exterior while giving cohesions throughout.
The scope of the renovations was later expanded substantially to include are-imagining of the facade and the site work. Maintaining the initial strategy of reductive detailing, the existing facade, comprised of a series of overlapping cornices and soffits, was consolidated and expanded into three-stepped bands, which emphasize the horizontality of the structure while also offering a heightened sense of privacy and reorient the visual focus towards views of the Pacific Ocean and Downtown.