2018 AIA-Hawaii Home Magazine Editor’s Choice Award Winner
Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA
Located within an exclusive resort community in Hawaii, this home was designed for a retired couple who desired a beach home that embodied the traditional Hawaiian plantation architecture of the early 1900s. With an irregular site layout, due to a preserved lava flow along the south boundary and a six-foot elevation change from the main road, the residence was thoughtfully conceived as a series of separate terraced villas: the Main House, the Garage, and the Guest House. Light and airy, the residence epitomizes the Hawaiian beach lifestyle. The Main House, which contains the main living areas and master bedroom suite, features an open plan Great Room that opens to a generously sized lanai and lap pool, showcasing the amazing views of Kua Bay and Maui’s Haleakala Mountain to the west. The Garage and storage areas are located centrally within the property, and the Guest House, with two Guest suites, is located at the entry of the property enjoying views of Hualalai Mountain and on clear days, Mauna Kea Mountain. Carefully detailed, the residence boasts a rich palette of materials: white coral stone, painted wood tongue and groove siding, Caspian seashell limestone, Turkish travertine, western red cedar, and carved limestone reliefs from Bali.
Builder: Aina Ola, Inc.
Interiors: By Owner
Photography: Henry Houghton