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Located at the edge of the sea within a field of black lava, this four-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot retreat has been designed in sympathy with its surroundings. Like a small village, the set of six modest structures—a central main hale (Hawaiian for house), four guest hales, and a garage—are arrayed around a shared, terraced courtyard. Each structure...
Project name
Huaniwai Retreat
Architecture firm
Walker Warner Architects
Location
Kona, Hawaii
Photography
Matthew Millman
Overlooking coastal anchialine ponds where ancient Hawai’ians raised fish, this 13,497-square-foot home for an extended family was designed so that all its major living spaces capture views of Uluweuweu Bay and Kikaua Point. The name Wai’olu comes from the Hawai’ian words wai (fresh water) and olu (pleasant) and means cool, attractive, soft, and ge...
Project name
Wai'olu Residence
Architecture firm
de Reus Architects
Location
North Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Photography
Joe Fletcher
This private residence sits within the Mauna Kea Resort on the island of Hawai’i, a place full of memories for the client who recalls family vacations to the famous hotel. The clients share an affinity for Hawai’i and Polynesia, for modern art and design, and for the beauty of natural materials and craftsmanship
Project name
Kauhale Kai
Architecture firm
de Reus Architects
Location
The Big Island, Hawaii
Photography
Joe Fletcher Photography
Hale Nukumoi is the quintessential Hawaiian beach retreat: open and casual—the opposite of fussy. Set amidst mature palm trees, the complex is ready-made for family and friends. Composed of a main house and guest house, the site features a large yard and pool, as well as beach access. An indoor/outdoor lifestyle is exemplified by the home’s airy de...
Project name
Hale Nukumoi
Architecture firm
Walker Warner Architects
Location
Kauai, Hawaii
Photography
Matthew Millman
Kua Bay Residence, a family retreat designed by Walker Warner Architects with NICOLEHOLLIS and Lutsko Associates is cut into the volcanic landscape to provide an elegant transition from lava to sea.
Project name
Kua Bay Residence
Architecture firm
Walker Warner Architects
Location
Kona, Hawaii
Photography
Douglas Friedman, Laure Joliet, Marion Brenner