South Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
The concept of this home is one of modern island architecture, with the graciousness of classic Hawaiian coastal estates. Large wall openings — with a view to the ocean in front and to the garden behind — provide tropical living in the main gathering areas.
Swimming and reflecting pools are designed to be close to the living spaces, so those parts of the home benefit from visual and environmental cooling effects.
The master suite is positioned within a private garden, and the guest suites are in another garden that surrounds a large play lawn for the grandkids.