For the first time, AIA/LA will be venturing south to the picturesque beach community of Manhattan Beach. On Sunday, October 4th from 11am to 4pm, the public is welcome to wander through some of the most striking modern Manhattan Beach abodes, observing first-hand that the ubiquitous Cape Cod no longer holds exclusive reign over the South Bay. Please join us on this once in a lifetime opportunity to explore coastal living at its very best featuring -
The Tree House (Grant Kirkpatrick, AIA - KAA Design Group, Inc)
Located in the desirable "tree section" of Manhattan Beach, this home reinforces the viability of indoor/outdoor living along the Southern California coast. The Tree House's combination of wood, concrete and glass creates a nurturing aesthetic that feels as warm and familiar as it does forward and modern.
Kuhlhaus 02 (James Meyer, AIA - LeanArch)
This single family residence located in the Gaslight District of Manhattan Beach is one in a series of homes commissioned by Kuhlhaus Development, LLC and produced by the award-winning LA based design/build firm Lean Arch, Inc. Flexible use spaces including the multiple outdoor patio and deck areas and a nod to "industrial chic" demonstrate why Kuhlhaus 02 is Build It Green rated.
39th Street Residence (Jess Mullen-Carey & William Beauter - MAKE Architecture)
Entertaining friends was the key goal put forth by the client for the remodel and third floor addition to the 1970's beach house located just a few doors from the Pacific Ocean. MAKE Architecture took advantage of the new third floor as an opportunity to provide better organization and maximize the location's connection to the outdoors and views of the ocean beyond.
Rogers-Sturz Residence (Michael Lee, AIA - Michael Lee Architects)
A pocket of zen in an otherwise boisterous environment, the primary living spaces of this two-story house are oriented toward a central courtyard that opens up to the living room and main house. This modern live-work space includes an office that looks to a front-yard garden and above it the second-story master suite has its own south-facing deck.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.aialosangeles.org for $75.