Located on the western hills of Mount Soledad in La Jolla, California, El Camino del Teatro sits on a one and a half acre site along the mountainside amidst an array of mature Cork Oaks, Torrey Pines, and Southern Magnolias. Responding to the clients’ history and connection to the site and their desire for a unique vision, the home design is simple and sophisticated. With sensible inclusion of the site’s influences, the architecture and landscape work together by taking advantage of the existing topography and trees, natural ventilation, and sprawling views. 

This contemporary California style home slips between two magnificent cork oaks, paying homage to their history and importance to the site. The parti of the home is distinct in its diagram with clear strokes of plaster, wood, stone, and glass volumes. The intersecting and floating volumes hovering over the landscape create dynamic spaces with expansive views, large glass openings, and private sanctuaries. Sustainably conscious, the home utilizes geothermal, radiant floor heating and cooling, photovoltaic energy systems, and solar water heating.

El Camino del Teatro Residence is a stylish home that is perfectly sited to take advantage of its surroundings. Its strong lines and significant volumes give way to majestic views and gentle landscapes. 

 


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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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