Hawaii has a sensibility and aesthetic all its own – and the design tradition is usually expected to involve some sort of rendition of Tiki style complete with darker native hardwoods, large floral patterns, rattan. But modernism has been alive and well since the island earned statehood in 1959, and today’s iterations of Hawaiian modernism continue to strike the perfect balance between finding connection to nature and clean, sparse minimalism.
This luxurious oceanfront residence brings together the best of the island’s modernist sensibilities with dramatic views of Diamond Head for an unforgettable dream oasis in the sky. Set on the fifth floor of one of the most sought-after buildings on the Gold Coast of Honolulu, the expansive 2,304 square-foot home has been exquisitely renovated by Hawaii-based award-winning luxury interior design firm Philpotts Interiors. Their fresh local’s eye and ability to synthesize art, craft and culture infuses the entire space with balance and an authentic spirit. Every room has been appointed with custom touches – from the Venetian plaster wall treatments to bespoke natural wood cabinetry and doors throughout. A large oceanfront living room and lanai, placed front and center of the world-famous Tonggs surf spot, makes an immediate impression. Two private bedrooms boast dramatic views of Diamond Head. A large den/ office is an added bonus for those who lead a work-from-home lifestyle. Two secured parking spaces come with the unit, as do 14 guest parking spaces and a resident manager in the building. Pets are welcome.