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Breezy modern Hawaiian home was inspired by summer camps

Walker Warner Architects created a dreamy multi-cabin retreat at the base of a volcano

Hawaiian home inspired by summer camps Photos by Matthew Millman Photography via Dezeen

San Francisco-based Walker Warner Architects excel at designing high-end outdoor pavilions, and this Hawaiian home on the Big Island is no exception. Comprised of multiple pavilions and guest houses, the camp-inspired retreat would make you pine for an endless summer.

Located on the site of a former ranch, the Kahua Kuili home takes advantage of views of both the Pacific Ocean and Hualalai mountain. Rather than build a single all-containing structure, the architects were inspired by local building styles to atomize different spaces into eight separate cabin buildings.

“The residence is a modern interpretation of the classic Hawaii summer camp,” the firm told Dezeen. “Kahua Kuili incorporates numerous timeless elements that remain relevant to century-old architecture and design, and will be relevant for centuries to come.”

A large double-height pavilion serves as the main communal space, containing the kitchen, living room, and dining rooms. Wall-sized sliding doors can be fully opened on both sides of the structure, seamlessly connecting it to the grounds. The interior design was the work of Marion Philpotts-Miller and Ginger Lunt Piper of Philpotts Interiors.

The property also has its own tiki bar, dining cabana, and pool area. The nearby master suite features its own private outdoor area. A pair of guest houses contain four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and walk-in closets. All the buildings were made of the same materials—concrete and western red cedar.

Via: Dezeen