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Hale Moku

Hale Moku is a celebration of the home’s prominent, waterfront location adjacent to Koko Marina. Due to the owner’s love of boating, a modern “boat house” design theme emerged, intended to be both playful and sophisticated. The house’s material and color palette was fashioned after vintage Chris-Craft boats. Nautical light fixtures add appropriate detail for effect throughout, and the use of ocean colored glass tiles expand the sense of view and lighten and brighten otherwise dark spaces. The house’s cen­tral great room ceiling was raised to create a curved ceiling like that of a boat hull. The marina-facing wall was completely opened.

Bathroom with stone tub and doorway to balcony
Location

Hawaii Kai, Hawai'i

Awards
  • 2017 Hawaii Home + Remodeling Magazine's AIA Editor's Choice Award

The house’s material and color palette was fashioned after vintage Chris-Craft boats. Nautical light fixtures add appropriate detail for effect throughout, and the use of ocean colored glass tiles expand the sense of view and lighten and brighten otherwise dark spaces. The house’s central great room ceiling was raised to create a curved ceiling like that of a boat hull. The marina-facing wall was completely opened.

Living room with television and strong wood elements
Bathroom sink with nautical theme
Living room with open access to balcony overlooking ocean