The home design is acknowledging the more modern elements of today’s Luxury Hawaiian Homes not only in the Architecture but the mechanical systems as well. The home has an abundant amount of Clear Vertical Grain (CVG) Douglas Fir showcasing as the preeminent architectural wood species utilized in the doors, cabinets, windows, wood trims at ceilings and some “special” geometrical shaped walls. The home has been carefully sited on the 1 acre lot towards the ocean views and breezes with all major rooms opening to the outdoors. The three Guest Suites utilize interior courtyards for access to additional light, private intimate spaces and cross ventilation opportunities.
The home utilizes a full basement level to house extensive mechanical systems for ease of operation and serviceability. Along with energy performance glazing at all exterior windows and doors and added insulation where possible provides for “thermal comfort”. The owner was excited to commit to a close looped water “heat exchange” Air Conditioning system. The pool and an entry pond act as “heat sinks” to economically cool the house at the same time heat the pool and provide the domestic hot water requirements. A sophisticated energy management system allows the owner and related technicians to regularly monitor the performance of the electrical and mechanical systems of the home from a remote location. The home also utilizes a substantial Photo Voltaic Solar Collector array (140 panels) carefully integrated into the architecture of the roof design. The solar panels blend seamlessly with the Zinc Metal roofing shapes.
The landscaping designed by David Y. Tamura also utilizes a combination of large and small stones for visual and functional benefits like providing for on property drainage basins, implementing local grasses and trees indicative of the surrounding native areas. The three level home plus the basement commands magnificent views of the Kohala Coast while showcasing sustainable luxury.