Designed for a professional athlete and his young growing family, the Balboa Avenue Residence embodies the essence of the casual Southern California lifestyle. The home is centered around an expansive Great Room which is bound by retractable 12-foot tall floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door systems. With far-reaching views of the Pacific Ocean to the west, historic Del Mar Racetrack to the north, and the protected Wetlands to the east, the Great Room is the nucleus from which other indoor and outdoor spaces radiate, taking advantage of both the fluid circulation and panorama.  

In more private areas of the home, the detailed roof planes extend beyond the architectural volumes and over gardens to provide comfortable shelter for communal outdoor living. These planes engage with the exterior “rooms” and play areas found throughout the property creating opportunities for those spaces to serve as natural extensions of interior living areas. With its clean forms and lines, the home’s architectural palette of natural woods and stone add warmth against a backdrop of sun-washed plaster and board formed concrete - a simple, yet sophisticated selection of materials that will ensure a timeless presence.

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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