Southern California has historically attracted adventurous, open-minded people who thrive in the geographically and culturally diverse environment; it is a place where risk-takers seeking a new beginning or a fresh approach to life are richly rewarded. The region promises much more than just the seamless fusion of indoor and outdoor living. It is the unique combination of casual sophistication, spectacular sights, and a gentle climate that yields a way of life that is justifiably coveted by people around the world.

Lifestyles of Southern California: Personal Sanctuaries by KAA Design Group celebrates homes that set the stage for living the Californian Dream and which are the culmination of fruitful collaborations between KAA Design Group and its clients. For more than 20 years, this group of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and brand experience designers has exceeded the high expectations of its clients by designing environments in which they feel secure, nurtured, and inspired.

Lifestyles of Southern California: Personal Sanctuaries by KAA Design Group also celebrates the individual stories behind the designer-client relationship: follow a family on their life-changing voyage halfway across the world; explore the home of an entrepreneur who, at least metaphorically, keeps watch over the Santa Monica Bay; or see how the renovation of a residence with a rich history awakened the amateur archaeologist in its owner. Illustrated with breathtaking photography, the stories reveal how the lives of these individuals and families are elevated by homes that reflect and shape their lifestyles.

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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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