Kahala Residence I
Honolulu, O‘ahu
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This ele­gant but infor­mal vaca­tion house takes max­i­mum advan­tage of a small land par­cel fronting the seashore, cre­at­ing a home of leisure with large open liv­ing spaces, a mas­ter suite, two guest bed­rooms and care­tak­er quarters.

Entry doors open from a walled court onto a cov­ered lanai between the kitchen, pool area, and a liv­ing room which flows into a long ter­race fac­ing the shore­line. With a high­ly flex­i­ble sense of clo­sure address­ing pri­va­cy and weath­er, the house’s time­less materials—terrazzo, plas­ter, cedar, teak, and copper—express dura­bil­i­ty and per­ma­nence. 

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Excellence in Architecture, 1982
The American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter