The $35M Tree House In La JollaAuthor:Philip Ferrato
KAA Design Group, led by its founder and design principal Grant C. Kirkpatrick, FAIA, and partner Duan H.M. Tran, AIA, has long been known for their luxurious and exquisitely crafted dwellings set in exceptional landscapes. Sited on 1.6 acres of mature trees and encompassing spectacular views, this project—appropriately dubbed The Tree House—has come on the market at $35M, and is currently the most expensive residence in the San Diego area.
With five bedrooms, six full-baths and five half-baths, 11,000-square-foot home features beautifully composed spaces with integrated geothermal heating and cooling, photovoltaic energy systems, solar water heating and gray water circulation. KAA worked with San Diego Interior designer Pamela Smith brought a straightforward but organic look to the interiors that serves both the site and the architecture.
What We Love: With echoes of Richard Neutra’s best work, The Tree House is set firmly in the tradition and indoor-outdoor spirit of California Modernism, but on a level of craft and luxury that sets it apart.
The residence was designed to fit around the site’s ancient cork oaks and other mature trees, including rare Torrey pines and magnolia.
The immense primary suite stretches across the width of the house offering ocean views while maintaining serene privacy and a walled patio with a reflecting pool.
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