The owners of this home — a West Coast-based jet-setting couple – have a true love of Kauai and all things Hawaiian, desiring a home to match. The result was a classic plantation home with a fresh twist.
The arrival experience begins with a hand-crafted afromasia gate guiding visitors into a courtyard garden. There is a sense of tranquil discovery as one moves towards the entry lanai. This quintessential island space features koa rocking chairs and large coconut pots.
The client’s affinity for art and fine craftsmanship is highlighted throughout the design. Works from a multi-generational collection of renowned island artists including Yvonne Cheng, Madge Tennent, Abigail Romanchak, and Avi Kiriarty, serve as influential focal pieces throughout the home.
In the living room an Yvonne Cheng painting sets the tone with muted browns and pops of turquoise complemented by island collectibles including calabash bowls, vintage trays and coconut vessels from the 1930s. The guestroom’s Avi Kiriarty painting complements the space’s playful and happy atmosphere.