Philpotts Interiors

Hale Ahonui “House of Patience”

Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Our design team created a tranquil oasis for two Wisconsin native homeowners of a new home on Maui’s Makena coastline. We provided elements that blended with the property’s natural landscape incorporating a design inspired by Hawaiian materials while showcasing the client’s extensive Hawaiian art collection.

Exterior finishes and materials graduate and represent a natural sequence or progression of lava stone base, coral stone and light wood flooring. Cabinetry and wood finishes throughout the home feature Hawaiian woods like koa, monkeypod, ohia and eucalyptus with accents of detailed patterns of durable fabrics and furniture finishes.

Design elements featured in the home include a curved staircase, home theater, gym, elevator, grey washed ohia posts and trellises. The outdoor spaces provide scenic views of Haleakala as well as Molokini Crater, Kahoolawe, Lanai, and the West Maui Mountains in the distance. Intimate zones with a cozy covered punee area outside were created to accommodate a range of activities, seating, and vantage points to hosts guests for an outdoor dining experience or to casually enjoy the Maui coastline for seasonal whale-watching