The Walls Of This Home Surrounding The Living Room, Kitchen, And Dining Room Disappear To Enable Indoor/Outdoor Living

A modern home in Hawaii with a great room that opens to the outdoors.

Walker Warner Architects has designed a home on a rugged stretch of coastline in Kona, Hawaii, with mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.

The private driveway on the mountainside of the property cuts into existing 15-foot-high rock formations, shielding the property from surrounding neighbors and reducing its visual impact from the roadway.

A driveway that leads to a auto court with weathered steel walls.

Decorative weathered steel panels screen the auto court from the rest of the property and direct guests toward the courtyard and ocean views beyond. The courtyard and surrounding outdoor spaces have been designed by firm Lutsko Associates.

A home with a courtyard and covered path.

A modern home with light wood siding and a covered pathway.

At the end of the walkway that runs alongside the home, there’s a large great room that completely opens up to the outdoors.

A modern home with a great room that opens to the outdoors.

The architects worked with interior firm NICOLEHOLLIS to create the great room that includes expansive floor-to-ceiling pocketing glass doors and a separate system of pocketing wood screens that have been designed to soften the sunlight without compromising the views.

A great room with a sitting area that's been furnished with low upholstered arm chairs, a round coffee table, and a chandelier.

Central to the great room is a sitting area that’s been furnished with five low armchairs and a round coffee table, all of which are positioned below a chandelier.

Screens and glass walls open this great room to the outdoors.

At one end of the great room is the living room, where a custom wood shelving unit takes up the entire wall, and light-colored furniture like the sofa and accent chair, contrast the darker elements.

In this modern living room, a custom wood shelving unit takes up the entire wall, and light colored furniture like the sofa and accent chair, contrast the darker elements.
Screens provide shade from the sun in the living room.

The dining room separates the sitting area and the living room from the kitchen and includes a large dark table that’s surrounded by eight lighter wood chairs.

This modern open plan dining room includes a large dark table that's surrounded by eight lighter wood chairs.

The kitchen includes a large island with room for seating and a waterfall countertop. Behind the kitchen, there’s a walk-through pantry with wood cabinets and open shelving.

This modern kitchen includes a large island with room for seating and a waterfall countertop. Behind the kitchen, there's a walk-through pantry with wood cabinets and open shelving.This modern kitchen includes a large island with room for seating and a waterfall countertop. Behind the kitchen, there's a walk-through pantry with wood cabinets and open shelving.This modern kitchen includes a large island with room for seating and a waterfall countertop. Behind the kitchen, there's a walk-through pantry with wood cabinets and open shelving.A walk-through pantry with wood cabinets and open shelving.

In the master bedroom, the bed frame has been centrally positioned in the room to take advantage of the views. There’s also a hidden television at the end of the bed, and behind the headboard, there’s a desk.

In this modern master bedroom, the bed frame has been centrally positioned in the room to take advantage of the views. There's also a hidden television at the end of the bed, and behind the headboard, there's a desk.In the master bedroom, the bed frame has been centrally positioned in the room to take advantage of the views. There's also a hidden television at the end of the bed, and behind the headboard, there's a desk.A home office has been created by adding a desk behind the centrally located bed.

The master bedroom also has a walk-in closet with a vanity area, drawers, shelving, and space for hanging clothes.

A modern walk-in closet with a vanity area, drawers, shelving, and space for hanging clothes.A modern walk-in closet with a floor-to-ceiling shelving, drawers, and space for hanging clothes.

In the master bathroom, large format gray tiles cover the floor, vertical wood screens create privacy, and a white double-sink vanity floats above the ground and is adjacent to the glass-enclosed shower. Black accents have been used to contrast the lighter elements of the bathroom.

In this master bathroom, large format gray tiles cover the floor, vertical wood screens create privacy, and a white double-sink vanity floats above the ground and is adjacent to the glass-enclosed shower.In the master bathroom, large format gray tiles cover the floor, vertical wood screens create privacy, and a white double-sink vanity floats above the ground and is adjacent to the glass-enclosed shower.In the master bathroom, large format gray tiles cover the floor, vertical wood screens create privacy, and a white double-sink vanity floats above the ground and is adjacent to the glass-enclosed shower.

In another bathroom of the home, there’s a skylight that shines down on the vanity, while shelving niches have been positioned on either side, and the wall-to-wall mirror reflects the fiber wall hanging.

In this modern bathroom, a skylight shines down on the vanity, while shelving niches have been positioned on either side

The home also has a playroom with a comfortable light-colored sofa, an wall, and a table for crafting or playing games.

This modern playroom has been furnished with a comfortable light colored sofa, an art wall, and a table for crafting or playing games.

In the laundry room, there’s light wood cabinets and gray countertops.

A modern laundry room with floor-to-ceiling wood cabinets, gray countertops, and matching gray floor tiles.

A guest house has been situated on the mountainside of the property and has a living roof to help it blend in with its surroundings. The guest house has a bedroom with a neutral color palette and artwork on the wall, and a matching bathroom with a light wood vanity and a round hanging mirror.

A guest house has been built into the surrounding mountainside.A modern bedroom with a neutral color palette and artwork on the wallA modern bathroom with a natural color palette, a light wood vanity, and round hanging mirror.

The outdoor spaces that surround the home include a lounge area with a sofa and a long linear fireplace, a space for alfresco dining, a deck and swimming pool, and a games area.

A modern outdoor lounge area with a sofa and a long fireplace.A swimming pool deck that continues to create an alfresco dining area.A swimming pool with a deck that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.A modern house with an outdoor games area set up with ping pong.

Photography by Douglas Friedman | Architect: Walker Warner Architects | Interiors: NICOLEHOLLIS | Landscape: Lutsko Associates | Builder: Ledson Construction | Structural: GFDS Engineers 

One Response

  1. blank Erick Urbanek October 17, 2021

Add Comment