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Hawaii Residence - Kauai tropical-exterior

Hawaii Residence - Kauai

This plantation-style, slightly asian, ocean front home was designed with leisure and comfort in mind. This home is distinctly modern but gives the feeling of being in Hawaii in a different time - modern yet firmly rooted in the Hawaiian vernacular. The textures and colors borrow from the warmth of the landscape.

Kauai Residence
6,200 SQ. FT.

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January 23, 2015
insanemaryjane wrote:
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Sutton Suzuki Architects
Hi there,
The exterior of this home was made up of cement plaster and a fair amount of stone veneer. I hope that answers your question, and thanks for asking!
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November 20, 2013
Donna Blais wrote:
Great colors. Can you tell me what the house color and trim is?
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Hi there,
The house color is Benjamin Moore Golden Hills 262 Paint and the trim is Pratt & Lambert Z4. Hope that helps!
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August 28, 2013
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Hi there,
We used Grasspave2 by Invisible Structures, Inc. to get this lawn.
    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 11:49AM
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August 18, 2013
pmsa_1666 wrote:
how many square footage is this house and how much this house plan wil
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Hi there,
This house is about 6000 square feet. Hope that answers your question!
    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 8:54AM
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Samir Said
can I buy the plans for this house
    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 10:35PM
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September 25, 2012
MOKULUA High Performance Builder wrote:
Love the design of this home. Do you ever work on Oahu?
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Is the white rail like thing on the roofline called by any particular name?Nice house!!
    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 9:30PM
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Hi there,
We don't know of a particular name for that railing. Feel free to use the image to communicate with a contractor, designer, etc.. Hope that helps!
    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 9:50AM
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September 15, 2011
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I was wondering the same thing. What is the color? Did you ever get an answer
    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 12:57PM
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unfortunately, no
    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 7:18AM
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January 29, 2014
kealia5 wrote:
Love the roof! Could you tell me what type & color it is? Mahalo!
November 6, 2013
Samir Said wrote:
can I bay the plans for this house - can I bay the plans for this house Sam
May 5, 2013
azimun wrote:
Need help - Wardrobe design
February 22, 2012
jtvalntine wrote:
Love this Design What is the depth dimension of the exterior overhang on the far right side and what is the roof pitch? thanks Jan

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1. Old Plantation StyleThe style gets its name from the pineapple and sugarcane plantations that supplied the design for Chinese, Japanese and Filipino laborer homesteads. Hawaiian kitchen and bath designer Cindy Tervola says, "The characteristics of the old plantation style are walls composed of beadboard paneling, hardwood floors, high ceilings adorned with fans, and large doors opening into a lanai. And most rooms have direct exterior access." Tervola adds, "Architects tried to orient the homes to take full advantage of the tradewinds. They designed for large windows, doors and homes that were built off the ground to circulate air under to cool the interior."This particular plantation house, color aside, reminds me of the scene in The Descendants in which the King clan meets regarding the future of their estate. Rooting the Kings to a plantation and ancestral home was pivotal in the movie, as it cleared the way for understanding how their lineage traced back all the way to Hawaiian royalty and missionary settlers on the island.

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This plantation-style, slightly asian, ocean front home was designed with leisure and comfort in mind. This home is distinctly modern but gives the feeling of being in Hawaii in a different time - modern yet firmly rooted in the Hawaiian vernacular. The textures and colors borrow from the warmth of the landscape. Kauai Residence 6,200 SQ. FT.
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Sutton Suzuki Architects Hi there, The house color is Benjamin Moore Golden Hills 262 Paint and the trim is Pratt & Lambert Z4. Hope that helps!
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