Front Street, Hawaii: Modern House
“When the owner of this beachfront property on Maui was ready to have a new home designed and built there, he knew exactly who to call. Delighted with the interior renovation of his historic, traditional plantation-style home several years ago, he returned to [the Amato team] for this very different project: a modern beach house that would be built from the ground up for his family to enjoy together.” Combining a clean, minimalist aesthetic with a warm welcoming feel, we paired open and versatile downstairs space in which an active family of six can entertain and play with an upstairs five-bedroom retreat for relaxation over the water. On the first floor, the open-concept kitchen, dining and living areas all extend outside through sliding doors that tuck into recessed pockets, expanding the great room into a true indoor-outdoor space. An expansive dining table and a kitchen counter bar give the family different areas where they can gather as a large group or in smaller groups at different times of the day as activities are changing. “Outside, the cantilever design of the second story provides much-needed shade from the afternoon sun so the family can enjoy pupu and drinks on the deck before dinner.” Upstairs, all five bedrooms enjoy ocean views and en suite baths. In the master suite “automated roller shades open at the click of a button to reveal an ocean view, often with stand-up paddleboarders cruising by. The cantilever design that creates a cover for the deck below gives the couple the feeling of sitting as close as possible to the water, with windows on three sides, without leaving the comfort of their bedroom.” from Hawaii Home + Remodel.
Contractor: David Vitarelli, Photographers: Mo Saito, Ryan Siphers