Kailua Beach Houses

O'ahu, Hawaii

A dramatic beach front lot on O’ahu was the last place Elvis Presley vacationed in Hawaii.  Our client asked us to develop schemes for multiple houses, all with views, and to feel like separate properties with gardens and pools.  The lot is relatively flat except for a small berm on the beach side of the property.  In this scheme, one slightly larger home gets the premier position at the front of the lot, but all 3 houses angle to take advantage of the ocean view.  

All of the homes feature a raised floor that hovers over the site for an improved view. Exposed concrete towers enclose stairs and provide support on either side of the homes, holding the floating slabs of floors and roof.  Dramatic glass walls direct the gaze to the view, while the sides and fronts are more opaque for privacy.