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.
Architect: Walker Warner Architects