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Kukio Cottages

Hawaii

Inspired by Balinese family compounds, each of the Kukio Cottages is comprised of three or four separate hales surrounded by stone walls and lush tropical gardens to provide privacy.

Location

North Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Type

Resort

Services

Architecture

Client

W.B. Kukio

Status

Completed

The Cottages, adjacent to the Kukio Beach Club, were planned as the “village core” of this coastal resort, where owners can walk or drive a golf cart to the Kukio Beach Club and Spa. The architectural design reinterprets early 20th-century Hawaiian architecture, with rusticly elegant materials. Architectural detailing conveys a strong sense of craftsmanship with exposed timber framing, plaster walls and exotic woodwork.

Cottages range in size from 2,000 to 3,500 square feet and are clustered around historic anchialine ponds on 15 acres. The first phase introduced 18 cottages, and the second phase included 20 more.

Mark de Reus was Principal in charge for Hart Howerton, the Executive Design Architect.

de Reus Architects - luxury resort Kukio Cottages lake
de Reus Architects - luxury resort Kukio Cottages pool

The architectural design reinterprets early 20th-century Hawaiian architecture, with rusticly elegant materials.

de Reus Architects - luxury resort Kukio Cottages aerial
de Reus Architects - luxury resort Kukio Cottages pool