While the Polynesian Tiki theme was actually frequently used in multi-family residential design (i.e., apartment complexes), the same is not true for its use in personal residences. That said, tiki style homes, while not common, do exist and I've shared some here on the blog in previous posts, like Anaheim, CA and Las Vegas, NV.
Next time you find yourself driving around in San Diego, CA, maybe attending Tiki Oasis, take a slight detour over to the neighborhood of Clairemont Mesa(near the 805 Freeway and Balboa Avenue). Centered around the intersection of Charger Blvd. and Barnhurst Drive you can find an occasional tiki designed house spread around the neighborhood. Most of the tiki style homes are in need of a little tlc, but the structure is there and these places could be very unique if cleaned up, painted and landscaped.
5554 Chandler Drive (built 1965)
This house has three of these great beam ornamental details, one on each side of the house and this one over the garage.
But the extension of the roof line down to this planter box is what really draws attention to this house. Note that the support beams are designed to look like bamboo poles (beautiful detail).
4560 Berwick Drive (built 1964)
The owners have removed the planter box in the front yard and cut off the roof extensions.
6846 Boxford Drive (built 1965)
This large dark pink bougainvillea bush, when in full bloom must be really impressive, but overall detracts from the unique roof line.