4,495 SF Single-family
A physician and wife began their written dream home wish list
with "As Frank Lloyd Wright was able to blend his Welsh Unitarian background -
combined with transcendentalism - with his Japanese experiences in 1905 and 1913, so we
wish to combine occidental and oriental influences into the subliminal impressions of our
island home. The statement should be subtle, yet evident to the discerning eye. We hope to
blend these cultural influences in such a manner that the visual effect is both pleasing
A Wright inspired internal foyer disperses the traffic flow north and south and precludes the arriving guest from direct entry into the Great Room. A split-level wing contains a master bedroom above, a home office mid-level, and a garage below, while sunsets over the West Maui Mountains share equal bragging rights with the fireplace as the focal point of the Great Room. Just a few steps up from the living space the kitchen circles an island and features expansive views of west Maui - the dining area on the opposite side looks up to Mount Haleakala. Visitors can wander through the citrus orchard from the guest quarters, which are reached through the kitchen.
"It was a joy to participate in the
evolution and refinement of Rich's initial concepts - he has an unusual gift for
listening, for contemplating, for considering new and different ideas. Rich can accept new
thoughts with grace and... also... reject them with firmness. His devotion to detail and
sensitive support has been... and will continue to be... much appreciated."