Situated alongside a lava flow dating back to 1801 on the leeward coast of Hawaii, this 10,361-sq.ft. residence is a modern interpretation of indigenous island architecture.
Rather than orienting the house directly to the view, de Reus Architects sets the home’s living spaces at an angle, resulting in glancing coastal views that reveal the visual drama of the natural setting.
The home is organised as a series of interlocking yet separate pavilions, traditional design elements tempering through a Japanese sense of restraint and minimalism.
Exterior materials – including the zinc metal roof shingles, black anodised aluminium doors and window frames – are selected for both their natural beauty and durability.
Inside, the furnishings are minimal with a focus on signature pieces, including a contemporary free-form wood sculpture that was found in Bali, as well as the custom dining table and lychee wood coffee tables.
Photo: Matthew Millman