Sleek & Contemporary Architecture of Hawaii

While many traditional Hawaiian design components are timeless and continue to find themselves in new construction throughout the islands, the open floor plans and seamless transitions from interior to outdoor living spaces, architects today are imaging clean lines and practical efficiency in the luxury homes they are creating. Among my current listings that reflect this trend are those showcased below.

Kukio Retreat

Modern design and nature-inspired finishes define this luxurious property at Kukio Resort. The flat roofline makes a unique statement while the simple architectural design with angular edges complement the surrounding landscape.

Kukio / Maniniowali | $7,200,000 | 6,713 Total SqFt | 1.94 Acres | 5BR / 5.5BA

Stylish Living at Pauoa Beach

This contemporary architectural home is located within Mauna Lani Resort’s Pauoa Beach community. The home is both modern in design and casually elegant with its fine details, including copper accents, Venetian plaster walls, Koa cabinetry, travertine and cumaru floors. Every element in this home has been skillfully crafted to create a refined simplicity in every space throughout the expansive residence.

Pauoa Beach | $6,990,000 | 5,533 Interior SqFt | 2,949 Additional Sq Ft | 5BR / 5 Full / 3 Half BA

Contemporary Home with Unique Details

Situated on a private drive in Kukio, this expansive luxury estate features uniquely designed columns that set this home apart. Engraved with botanical patterns, the look is lush, simple, and clean. Interior water features dot the long entry hall, continuing the somewhat trendy scheme. The architectural design says modern with other components adding interest. And it’s not all about looks; with a nod to sustainability, the home also has its own reverse osmosis well to conserve water and keep costs down, and solar panels with a net metering system.

Kukio / Maniniowali | $10,500,000 | 5,902 SqFt | 1.22 Acres Land | 5BR / 5.5BA

More Information

For more information on these homes or additional Hawaii Island real estate opportunities, please contact me, Carrie Nicholson, R (B), BIC, Director of HL1-Big Island, (808) 896-9749 or