LANAI ARCHITECTS...Welch and Weeks traveled to Lanai from Honolulu to create this "Luna" plantation style home. They like to call this "modern traditionalism", a blend of traditional style with a modern living floor plan.
House of Rest or "Hale Maha" is located 1,700 feet above sea level in Lanai City, Lanai, Hawaii, near many old "Luna" houses of the golden pineapple plantation days. The home was designed for a hard-working Honolulu couple that wanted a "getaway" house. They specifically desired an old Hawaiian plantation house which they could escape to by themselves or with a few friends. Porte cochere and large arched entry doors welcome guests.
Most of the Koa trees on the nearly one-and-a-half acre property were preserved. A view of the garage beyond house on a foggy, cold day.
Brazilian cherry wood flooring in the Great Room with guest wing and den through hall beyond.
Great room with high ceilings and custom built windows.
Brazilian cherry wood bar, maple butcher-block island, marble counter top with ceramic tile backsplash, period style cabinets and custom breakfast nook make up this functional kitchen.
The home's architecture reflects the area's pineapple plantation past.
HAWAII ARCHITECTURE WITH A SENSE OF PLACE
BIA RENAISSANCE BUILDING AND REMODELING 2007 OVERALL GRAND AWARD WINNER
The concept of the home was to make it feel and look as if it was on the site for many years. The living area is just over 3,200 sq.ft. with over 400 sq.ft. of covered lanai (shown here).
Den area for watching movies and playing board games. There is only one TV in this house...nice.
Great Room fireplace with stained concrete bench and hearth. Cut coral stone surrounds the "Rumford" back-to-back fireplaces. The exterior fireplace services the lanai which overlooks the Ko'ele Golf Course.
Outdoor fireplace with colored concrete hearth and lanai flooring.
Good country living.
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