The name of this gracious, oceanview home is Mālie, meaning calm and quiet in Hawaiian. The client loved the relaxed ambience of old Hawaiian houses as well as the beautiful teak and stone carvings coming from Bali, Indonesia. A trip to Bali produced a collection of buddhas made of stone, teak woodcarvings and many garden ornaments.
Original artwork was added to the client’s collection by island artists Avi Kiriaty, Denby Freeland and Russel Lowrey. In addition to the Balinese mix is a collection of well-curated found pieces.
The main hub of the house is the living, dining and kitchen room which opens onto a meandering lanai, grassy lawn and serene infinity-edged swimming pool. Designer Marion Philpotts-Miller enlisted her brother, furniture maker McD Philpotts and his son, Kainoa to create a collection of tables for this living area. Because they felt that traditional Koa was no longer sustainable, they decided on plentiful monkeypod for the pieces.
The home’s lower floors are dominated by teak chiseled flooring, cabinets and custom mirrors. While the walls are smooth cedar and plaster in sand tones. Upstairs travertine and reef stone have been used liberally.