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2018 Award Winners


Single-Family Production

Detached Home 2,501 - 3,000 sq. ft., Built for Sale


Residences of Laule’a


Kamuela, Hawaii

Architect/Designer | Kahiau Design Group, LLC

Builder | Maryl Construction

Developer | Luxus Group

Land Planner | Kahiau Design Group, LLC

Landscape Architect/Designer | Umemoto Cassandro Design Corporation

Interior Designer | Luxus Living

Interior Merchandiser | Luxus Living

Photographer | Hans Klett

The project team wanted to take full advantage of the majestic Mauna Lani golf course, the stunning Pacific Ocean, and indoor/outdoor living. The detached home was designed to provide a premium single-level floor plan on a portion of the lot that not only has the best views but would be too tight for the attached unit product. The goal was to provide the privacy of a single-family home with the community of a multifamily development.

From the landscaped courtyard, multi-paneled sliding glass doors on both sides of the great room provide a view of the pool, golf course, and the ocean beyond. Being able to open up the front and back of the great room not only incorporates the outdoor living space, but also lets the trade winds efficiently cool the home.

The indoor/outdoor concept continues throughout the home, particularly in the master bedroom, with sliding glass panels that open to the lanai, and the master bathroom, where large windows open to a lushly landscaped outdoor shower garden.

From the Judges
The judges love how this home plays with the traditional Hawaiian vernacular and brings the wood in through the house, creating an authenticity that is hard to find in production homes. The project team clearly had a vision and executed it to a ‘T’ by framing the views and orienting the home on the site to take full advantage of the land. Judges could envision themselves working in the kitchen, and the spectacular pool area makes anyone want to jump right in—even without the amazing view.

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