Hawaii home is an idyllic tropical sanctuary with breathtaking ocean views

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Eerkes Architects designed this tropical sanctuary focused on enhancing family interactions and connections to the land and seascape, situated in Kukuiula, on the South Shore of Kauai, Hawaii. This spectacular retreat called “Hale Hapuna Residence” encompasses a main house of 4,189 square feet, along with a 474 square foot guest house and a 714 square foot garage, set on a 36,586 square foot property.

Exterior spaces provide multiple gathering points that combine comfortable seating with views of stunning natural features. Intimate seating areas are nestled into lush plantings, thin roof “shells” protect outdoor lounge and dining social spaces, and a cantilevered lanai at the primary bedroom floats amongst the palm fronds.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Eerkes Architects INTERIOR DESIGN Charlie Hellstern Interior Design LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Surface Design Inc.

modern tropical house exterior with a pool

The gathering points focus on significant natural features and phenomena that define Kauai such as Mount Haupu, and breaking waves on Kukui’ula harbor reefs, and invite enjoyment of atmospheric conditions such as clouds, rainbows, sunrises, and sunsets. Material choices reflect elements that define Kauai; lava, limestone, coral, wood, and water.

modern tropical house exterior

What We Love: This tropical sanctuary in Hawaii provides its inhabitants with a relaxing respite to lounge and entertain. Positioned to take advantage of the fresh sea breezes and sweeping ocean views, this home is the ultimate modern beach house retreat. There is a fabulous indoor-outdoor connection throughout this dwelling, seamlessly integrating the lush surroundings with the elegant interior spaces, creating a harmonious retreat that celebrates nature at every turn.

Tell Us: Would this Hawaii home be your idea of the ultimate vacation retreat? Let us know why or why not in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other fascinating home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the state of Hawaii: Escape to a tropical paradise in this breezy Hawaii Island home and A delightful Hawaiian home designed for multi-generational family living.

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