"The pull of home can be an irresistible force, and for one Manhattan Beach couple, the lure of Agoura Hills, where they both grew up, was too great to ignore. Moving inland meant their three young children could live closer to grandparents and extended family, surrounded not only by love but by chaparral-covered hillsides-6 acres of them, in fact-for the ultimate play space. Tradition beckoned, too, as the couple sought a house rooted in historical styles, both inside and out. 

"Our clients were interested in creating a comfortable family home that connected to the great tradition of American farmhouses," says architect Erik Evens. "They also wanted the house to be the center of family life and to support outside living." After taking a deep dive into the couple's aesthetic, Evens set about devising aplan anchored by a central structure (a great room containing the home's formal living and dining areas) with adjoining wings that contain casual family spaces to one side and the bedrooms to the other." - November 2020, Luxe Interiors + Design Los Angeles.

Country Life
Written by Maile Pingel
LUXE Interiors + Design Los Angeles
November 2020,
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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.


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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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