Maui Modernism: Marmol Radziner’s First Hawaii House

A Fusion of Renowned Architecture and Nature

The Kula residence at 29 Kolonahe Place in Upcountry Maui stands as a remarkable fusion of modern architecture and the island’s natural beauty. Envisioned by Ron Radziner and built by Maui’s acclaimed builder John Cahill, this residence is a harmonious blend of modernist design and environmental consciousness. The estate showcases a commitment to creativity and sustainable living, setting a new benchmark in architectural excellence.

Sweeping Views Across Maui’s Natural Landscape

A Modern Beacon of Design and Architecture

Ron Radziner is a renowned architect and co-founder of Marmol Radziner Architecture, celebrated for his expertise in modernist design. Architecturally, the main house favors a mid-century modern design. Being the first Marmol-Radziner house in Hawai‘i, this Kula property marks a significant architectural contribution to the region, seamlessly integrating uncompromising design ethos with Maui’s breathtaking landscape.

Indoor-Outdoor Ambiance in Maui’s Tropical Environment

A distinctive feature is its appearance of floating above the ground, anchored by a vertical tower. This design concept emphasizes the connection with Maui’s lush tropical surroundings, while the home’s design principles reflect a perfectly balanced indoor-outdoor island lifestyle. The selection of materials such as cedar, glass, and honed lava not only pays homage to the island’s natural palette but also ensures the structure blends organically with its surroundings. The property’s position offers sweeping bi-coastal views of Maui, including the ocean and three neighboring islands, all while being perched above a hundred-foot ravine.

A Haven for Creativity and Sustainability

29 Kolonahe Place is not just an ode to sustainable living, but a haven for creativity. It features professional art and music studios, encouraging artistic and musical pursuits. Additionally, a custom media room with a hidden AV & sound system and handcrafted Heath tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms add bespoke touches. The property also comes equipped with advanced technology keeping both comfort and environmental wellbeing in mind, including automated lighting and blinds, a state-of-the-art PV solar and battery system, advanced audio systems, and Tesla chargers.

Space to Explore and Grow

Outdoor living is enhanced by a 2000 sq. ft wrap-around, covered lanai, further blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. The property includes a main house with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, a guest house with 1 bedroom, office, and art studio, and a carport featuring a music studio above. All of this is spread across a generous total land area of 1.719 acres, providing ample space for leisure, relaxation, and creative exploration.

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Radziner’s design at 29 Kolonahe tells a story of beauty, ease, and delight: the power of inhabiting a space that’s brilliantly crafted in alignment with the land where it is situated. Experience it yourself. Call Josh Jerman or Liam Ball to schedule a showing.

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