Located in the desirable "tree section" of Manhattan Beach; the 31st Street Residence, nicknamed the "Tree House," has a unique fa├žade comprised of two wood-sheathed volumes that hover above concrete walls. Honoring similar building traditions of the region, the home reinforces the viability of indoor/outdoor living along the Southern California coast. Locally sourced, sustainable materials are used throughout the home and whenever possible and relevant to the design concept, materials are left exposed to reveal their natural finishes.

Tour Details

Sunday, October 4th

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Additional tour participants include:

Michael Lee, AIA - Michael Lee Architects

James Meyer, AIA - LeanArch

Jess Mullen-Carey & William Beauter - MAKE Architecture


AIA members - $65
Non-members - $75
Limited ticket quantities available day of tour - $85

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the AIA Los Angeles at 213.639.0777.

The AIA/LA Fall Home Tour is self-guided and will take place rain or shine. Tickets and directions are mailed out one week prior to the tour. Visit the AIA Los Angeles Chapter for more information.

About Us

Our design philosophy is predicated on deep, meaningful connections between the house and the land. Southern California is blessed with a nurturing environment that provides extraordinary opportunities for true indoor-outdoor living. The homes we design fulfill that promise with beauty and joy.


Our Thinking

The Mediterranean in Southern California

Architecture inspired by great traditions of the Mediterranean region has a long, rich history in California. The fruits of this long lineage flavor the character of our cities and dot the surrounding hillsides. At KAA Design, we have often found the Mediterranean architectures to be a perfect fit for our clients wishing to build here.

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