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Custom Residential Architecture

Private Residence Remodel and Addition

Mauna Kea South Fairways / Kamuela, Hawaii

Remodel of a 1974-designed single-story residence nestled into a southwest facing knoll oriented towards spectacular coastline, ocean, and sunset views as well as three volcano views to the southeast.  The residence essentially had not been updated since original construction.  The Client purchased the property for their retirement residence at the Mauna Kea and embarked upon an extensive program of remodeling and additions.  As well, they desired to construct 1,250 square feet of additions to the 3,500 sqft. (including garage) three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence—expanding the Kitchen, and adding a new Master Bedroom Suite.  The project scope included a new patio, fountain, and “infinity edge” swimming pool at the rear yard.  The front yard was entirely transformed to include a large koi pond in the entire inner courtyard, over which one crossed a short bridge to access the house entry.  

The exterior design of the new additions adhered to the architectural grammar and materials of the original construction—stone masonry, exposed roof framing and decking, and a seldom-used clay tile type and pattern for the roofing.

The project was proceeding into Construction Documents when a larger contemporary-designed Mauna Kea residence closer to the coast came on the market—which required little or far less remodeling.  The Client decided to purchase the house and sell this one, effectively closing the project.  They subsequently engaged me to design a partial remodel for the “new” residence, which is featured in another profile on this website.