Our clients, both native Californians, had a highly personal vision for a home that blended both traditional and modern styles. The design and material palette evoke notions reminiscent of many early-California precedents. The exposed structural steel and corrugated metal roof makes reference to the agricultural valley ranch buildings of Central California, while the white painted siding and wood columns reflect a more traditional coastal architecture. Paired with steel doors and windows and stained wood trusses, the architecture is infused with clean lines and contemporary detailing. A welcoming path of flagstone juxtaposed to the geometric lines of the home enhances the seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle so important to our clients.

By joining two back-to-back lots into one unified property, a shared backyard becomes the outdoor focal point connecting the main house and the guest house. Designing the landscape with a plant palette of Olive trees and perennials of summer dry climates serves to connect the land to the architectural aesthetic and offers inviting exterior spaces ideal for entertaining. A discrete side entry into the main house honors the goal of keeping the exterior humble, while the home reveals itself through a series of lush courtyards. Progressing through the spacious main house, an airy Great Room offers views of the tranquil pool, the gardens and the guest house beyond.  This home is a welcoming place to gather for both family and friends.

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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