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Architecture and Design Elements Blend Natural and Modern
Located beachfront on Oahu’s windward side, this architectural gem exemplifies the best in indoor/outdoor Hawaii living. Designed by Hawaii architect Mark Eyler collaborating with Jamie Jacksons Designs, the home is situated to capture the cool breezes and light while utilizing various textures and materials that capture the essence of this exquisite Kailua oceanfront location.
Exceptional finish details blend modern and natural design, with a well-considered open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining. The home’s Asian contemporary Hawaiian architecture is reflected in everything from the terrazzo floors and built-in teak wood cabinets to the teak doors and windows.
Incorporating the Hawaii Beach Climate
The design incorporates materials resistant to the beach climate such as natural stone and classic modern tile along with local hardwoods such as ohia posts and a formidable teak butcher block island countertop in the kitchen. The theme continues outside with sand on the exterior walls and a cedar shingle roof accented by copper gutters and other details.
The living environment extends to the well-appointed outdoor courtyard which offers a privacy and serenity amidst tropical landscaping including a natural stream, koi pond and waterfall. There is plenty of room for outdoor dining at a table that seats twelve, a charming area utilizing ohia wood, vines and a copper trellis providing dappled sunlight amidst the balmy tradewinds.
This is zen modern beach living at its best. Walk across the lawn to the beach to swim or relax on the sand and gaze over the blue Pacific and scenic offshore islets while listening to waves lapping gently at the shoreline as the clouds float by.