Take a drive through Kukui’ula this summer and you’ll notice something – several recently completed custom homes, and many more under construction. In addition to more traditional homes reflecting the Plantation aesthetic, there are several homes incorporating a style that is being identified as tropical modern architecture. These new homes embody what the Wall Street Journal refers to in their recent feature of Tropical Modern architecture as, “laid-back, low-key luxury,” the timeless and functional design of these homes has, “taken on a much more glamorous and seductive high-end feel.”
The clean lines and subdued color palates of these Tropical Modern homes are given a sense of place with the addition of warm, traditionally Hawaiian touches such as hip roofs, wooden posts and lava rock accents. The Tropical Modern design incorporates an abundance of large windows and doors to allow the views of the ocean and garden to pour in, and to let the home breath with the flow of the trade winds coming off of the mountains.
Tropical Modern architecture has gained a following throughout the world. Yet, few people have the opportunity to enjoy one of these homes in the island setting that inspired their design like our Members do here at Kukui’ula. Lucky for you we have several new homes at Kukui’ula that embrace the Tropical Modern aesthetic – all of which are ready for you to call your own.
Frequent travelers will love the convenience and ease of ownership of our Kainani Villas. These beautiful new condominium units have expansive covered patios that enable the home to expand outward, yet can be lock and go when you are not in residence. Golf (and sunset) enthusiasts will enjoy gazing across the third and fourth fairways as the sip their afternoon cocktails on the lanai of their Kainani Hale. For those who want to wander down to the orchard to pick their morning papaya or summer mangoes, Kahalawai Custom Home 38 and Kahalawai Custom Home 40 are exactly where you need to be.