LandscapeDavid Y. Tamura Associates
Text description provided by the architects. Designed by California based firm Walker Warner Architects, the Kahua Kuili residence as its known in Hawaiian, is a modern interpretation of the classic Hawai’i summer camp. In keeping with the firm’s design philosophy, the warm, yet spacious abode was designed with longevity in mind. Kahua Kuili incorporates numerous timeless elements that remain relevant to century-old architecture and design, and will be relevant for centuries to come.
In fashion with traditional Hawaiian architecture, Kahua Kuili is made up of multiple communal hang out spots that allow for interaction amongst residents. Constructed to be contextually appropriate to the natural terrain surrounding it, the exterior siding is made of Western Red Cedar while the interior is made of Western Red Cedar, painted poplar and concrete. The commodious and open backyard includes a large overhang of Western Red Cedar that shelters a Tiki bar and cozy sitting area. The bar/lounge area spills over into the pool, complete with multiple lounge chairs and breathtaking ocean views. A BBQ/ Luau area allows for gatherings of family and friends who can picnic under the comfort and shade of a Kaewe tree.
The interiors by Marion Philpotts were designed in a contemporary fashion with bright colors and retro elements that tie into the modern theme of the structure. The expansive kitchen constructed in Western Red Cedar includes a breakfast bar, dining table and state-of-the-art appliances. It’s tall ceiling, large windows and grand sliding doors that open to the backyard are cohesive with the open and airy theme of the house. Intimate spaces for privacy are implemented throughout the home, including cozy reading nooks and relaxing sitting areas.
Kahua Kuili is the optimal relaxation residence where one can unwind comfortably and in style, all while enjoying the natural climate and landscape of Hawaii.