3,147 SF Residence with
Wahikuli 3,147 SF Residence with attached garage 3 Bedrooms, each with its own bath. Amidst the hustle and bustle of Maui's West Side lies a kamaaina residence inspired by the sugar plantation era homes once abundant in the area: the stucco façade hints at what lies within. Faux stone columns flank both sides of the entry lanai topped by a vintage-style beadboard ceiling. One passes through hand-carved double-doors into the coffered living room, where 12-foot wide Multi-slide doors open to the makai lanai, and once again, faux stone columns help define the outdoor space. The living room's Imperial plaster coffered ceiling and walls have embedded pigment, keeping long-term maintenance low.
A diamond-detailed trellis held between imperial plaster columns marks the dining room entry. Floor to ceiling wood trim and windows open on the bottom. Accessed through the dining room, the kitchen boasts granite counters and top-of-the line appliances. A backsplash of Gaugan -influenced hand-painted tiles form the stove's backsplash. Carbonized bamboo floors run throughout the home. On the opposite side of the house lies the master bedroom suite, with double doors to the living area and a single door leading to the makai lanai. In its bathroom, hand blown sinks float atop a glass counter while dual mirrors hover above. Turn around and take two steps to the large walk-in closet. A few steps away, shower and whirlpool tub share space: Cement bricks, marble and slate are playfully combined for each material's natural color and texture. The theme is held together with copious use of mahogany trim. Two additional bedrooms, both with ample baths, are accessed to the left of the entry. Looking back at the house over the low coral seawall, one finds a house that is built on the past's traditional designs yet remains ageless, honoring Lahaina's history and its future simultaneously.