Sunshine, island breezes, grass skirts and surfing are just some of the things that this summer-camp-inspired home brings to mind. Surrounded by mountain and sea views, it’s located at the foot of Pu’u Ku’ili, the Big Island’s old cinder cone that’s known for being a good place for spotting whales.

Western red cedar, oversized sliding doors, board-formed concrete, operable wood louvers and rope lashing contribute to the home’s laid-back, camp-like feel.

Designed by San Francisco-based practice Walker Warner Architects with interiors by Philpotts Interiors and landscaping by David Y Tamura Associates, the home follows the layout of traditional Hawaiian architecture and is composed of multiple structures.

Upon passing an entry bridge, one enters a massive green compound with six separate buildings.

The main building features an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that boasts high ceilings and is surrounded by a generous covered deck.

Thanks to a short corridor with a seating area, this living space is connected to the master bedroom in one wing, and a studio space in another wing.

In the expansive backyard, a large overhang of western red cedar shelters a tiki bar, outdoor seating lounge and an elongated pool.

Next to the bar and lounge area is a barbecue/luau spot where family and friends can enjoy outdoor cooking and feasting under the shade of a Kiawe tree.

Other buildings on the property include a large bathhouse with a wooden bathtub and a parking garage.

Marion Philpotts-Miller, who designed the interiors, used retro elements, rattan chairs, metal bed frames and summery colors including olive green and flamingo pink to create a stylish, surf-shack-inspired look.

With its open design and alfresco chill zones, this home is set up perfectly to enjoy the best of Hawaii’s stunning landscape and pleasantly warm weather.

This article was written by Michele Koh Morollo and originally appeared on Dwell. Check out more of their content on

Photos by Matthew Millman Photography.


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