Sitting along the coastline of Maui, the Makena residence is designed to balance openness with privacy and sunlight with shadow.
The street side of the house presents itself as a single-story structure defined by a board-formed concrete wall wrapping around the courtyard. Behind this low-slung solid front façade a full two-story program is revealed, lightly constructed of glass and steel, opening the living spaces and bedrooms to a vast seascape.
The project achieved LEED Silver certification for its sustainable design that minimised demands on natural resources.
This project has been longlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2021.
Architect: Walker Warner Architects