The Alma Avenue residence is a family village overlooking the Pacific Coast. The effortless horizontal and vertical flow takes its cues from mid-century modernist L.A. architectural history with a heavy concentration of the melding of indoor and outdoor. The warm contemporary palette of materials pays homage to the seaside neighborhood while the textured surfaces and marine-grade appointments, both interior and out, promote an easy and unpretentious oasis. 

The top floor services as the main living and master bedroom areas capturing the panoramic views over the Santa Monica Bay from Malibu to Palos Verdes. Set within a dense urban beach neighborhood, the Alma Avenue Residence uses a thoughtful balance of horizontal and vertical massing to thoughtfully respond to its neighborhood, its substantial program, and a uniquely generous outdoor courtyard. Hinting to a tropical modern boutique resort, it is at once a nurturing family retreat and an adventuresome village for fun and entertainment.


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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Our Thinking

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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