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Kua Bay

Hawaii
568 Hollis Durban Kona HouseExt2 784 02 02

Architecture: Walker Warner Architects
Principal: Greg Warner
Senior Project Manager: John Pierson
Architectural Staff: Dan Baciuska
Interiors: NICOLEHOLLIS
Landscape: Lutsko Associates
Builder: Ledson Construction
Photography: Douglas Friedman, Laure Joliet, Marion Brenner

Situated along a rugged stretch of coastline, the family retreat embraces the spirit of Mauka-Makai – the symbolic flow of lava from mountain to sea – through its direct connections to the volcanic landscape and dramatic vistas of the Pacific Ocean. The house unfolds as a series of curated experiences. The entry on the mountain side of the property is cut into the lava field to limit its visual impact and establish privacy from surrounding neighbors. The main hale seamlessly frames the ocean with expansive floor-to-ceiling retractable glass doors and wood screens, intended to soften harsh sunlight and provide relief from trade winds without obstructing views. With clean lines, large openings and simple geometries, the horizontal structure mirrors the ocean’s horizon and provides an elegant transition from lava to sea.

Architecture: Walker Warner Architects
Principal: Greg Warner
Senior Project Manager: John Pierson
Architectural Staff: Dan Baciuska
Interiors: NICOLEHOLLIS
Landscape: Lutsko Associates
Builder: Ledson Construction
Photography: Douglas Friedman, Laure Joliet, Marion Brenner

Situated along a rugged stretch of coastline, the family retreat embraces the spirit of Mauka-Makai – the symbolic flow of lava from mountain to sea – through its direct connections to the volcanic landscape and dramatic vistas of the Pacific Ocean. The house unfolds as a series of curated experiences. The entry on the mountain side of the property is cut into the lava field to limit its visual impact and establish privacy from surrounding neighbors. The main hale seamlessly frames the ocean with expansive floor-to-ceiling retractable glass doors and wood screens, intended to soften harsh sunlight and provide relief from trade winds without obstructing views. With clean lines, large openings and simple geometries, the horizontal structure mirrors the ocean’s horizon and provides an elegant transition from lava to sea.

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"A delicate response to the landscape, the house is meticulously detailed to thoughtfully transition between the natural and manmade, interior to exterior, and heavy and light."
- Juror, 2019 AIA Honolulu Design Awards
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“While the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors open to dramatic vistas, it is also clear that this home does not rely entirely on its incredible views. There are quiet moments such as the guest bedroom facing a calm water feature carved into lava, which is a place of unexpected, serene beauty.”
- Nicole Hollis, Principal and Author, NICOLEHOLLIS Curated Interiors
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JOLIET WW Kua Bay Final 9944
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