Life on the walkstreets of Manhattan Beach focuses on a variety of compelling desires: to take maximum advantage of the stunning ocean views to the west, to have fluid access to the nearby surf, and to accommodate comfortable outdoor living and entertaining. The 18th Walkstreet Residence carefully balances these three goals, resulting in a warm, inviting seaside environment.

Entry to the house is on the middle floor, where a sculptural steel and wool stair leads up to the penthouse living level. Here the house opens up in a dramatic sweep of open space. Under the canopy of the gracefully hovering, angled roof, kitchen, dining and living functions are accommodated within a single integrated space. This great room opens seamlessly to a spacious outdoor living terrace perched above the walkstreet and with sweeping view of the beach nearby. The material palette is warm, textured and inviting.

The beach level features a gym/lounge space, opening to a large, comfortable terrace, with direct access to the walkstreet, where outdoor cooking, sitting and dining are a central part of family life. Our client's passion for music led to the creation of a basement-level theater and rehearsal studio with state of the art sound and projection.


About Us

KAA Design is a leading-edge design studio dedicated to advancing the California lifestyle through contemporary architecture. For over 25 years, we have created one-of-a-kind homes that place a premium on comfort and beauty, elevating the rituals of daily life from the mundane to the sublime.

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Lifestyle, Not Style

Each of us deal in lifestyle design as inventors and consumers. As designers, we are responsible for authoring surroundings that reflect and nurture our clients' lifestyle.

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