KFA Residence | Landry Design Group
The award-winning KFA Residence is a custom home built by renowned architecture firm Landry Design Group, in Bel Air, California. The twenty-eight room, 40,000 sq. ft. project has been covered in various publications for its unique design approach, including challenges posed by the topography of the sloping site. Winner of the Gold Nugget “Grand Award” for Best Custom Home (2011) and Robb Report’s “Ultimate Home” of the year, this custom-built home
California Energy Designs was the MEP engineer on the KFA Residence development, providing our mechanical engineering expertise to overcome the energy-related challenges posed by the beautiful facade’s extensive glass—and therefore, heat—exposure, open-air kitchen—amidst other ventilation hurdles—and multiple water features. Tasked with designing HVAC and Plumbing systems capable not only of supplying the massive structure—dominated by full floor-to-ceiling windows—with the energy and resources it requires, but doing such in an energy-efficiency manner, our team at California Energy Designs worked in deep collaboration with architect, Landry Design Group, and builder, McCoy Construction, to ensure both form and function of the structure were serviced.
Many of the residence’s features involved the intersection of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, including both including a custom cool/hot whirlpool shower fitted with chromatherapy lights, dry and wet sauna facilities, an indoor waterfall, and a zero-edge pool, which streams into a tiled zone fitted with fiber-optic uplights with alterable coloration.
See additional coverage of the KFA Residence on the project page of the Landry Design Group website. For external coverage, refer to the following resources: CAAN Design, Archinect, Robb Report, and Architecture & Design. Photos courtesy of Landry Design Group.