The stunning houses of Grant Kirkpatrick and his firm, KAA Design, exemplify why so many of us look to Southern California as the pinnacle of sophisticated modern living. Two dozen magnificent custom homes,modern in style, are built of sensuous materials and sited to make the most of nature, views, and sunlight. This collection of visionary residences, shown in gorgeous photographs and colorful drawings, represents the California Dream, by an architect chosen by celebrities including TomHanks and Rita Wilson, Matt Damon, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, for their personal retreats. Kirkpatrick offers his reflections on these beautiful projectsand the design strategies behind their creation.
About the Author
Grant Kirkpatrick, a native son of Southern California, writes and speaks frequently on Southern California as a hotbed for design. His work has been extensively published in design magazines such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, New York Times, L.A. Times, Coastal Living, Sunset magazine, and the Robb Report. His outdoor furniture is available through Design Within Reach, as well as a line of prefab homes.
"When it comes to reinterpreting iconic California architectural style, Los Angeles architect Grant Kirkpatrick and his KAA Design firm are experts." - Architectural Digest
"A beautiful coffee-table book for anyone who loves contemporary design and architectural masterpieces." - Library Journal
"In his new monograph, Grant Kirkpatrick explains what a house is to him and why that influences his archi?tectural designs. "To me, a house that is open to nature is a friendly house, a lived-in house. Call me a native Californian, but I can't imag?ine living any other way," he says. Illustrated beautifully in this tome is this guiding principle of his: working with nature makes it is possible to create something extraordinary." - California Homes
"Architect Grant C. Kirkpatrick has delighted clients, including Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, with his unique brand of modern living. After 30 years and hundreds of custom residences, he showcases [his] designs in California Contemporary" - C California Style Culture
"The architect of choice for many discerning celebrities...Grant C. Kirkpatrick designs buildings like one of his midcentury brethren, paying close attention to everything from the way a house will be sited on a lot to the plush materials used from floor to ceiling. Two dozen custom-designed homes that welcome in sunlight and accentuate gorgeous vistas, and the architect's thoughts behind them are featured in this book." - Luxe Interiors + Design
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