Vintage Maui House – A Preservationist’s Dream

Like Esteemed Literature Brought into Form

It’s not often you enter a house and feel instantly altered. Such is the case with this impeccably maintained and preserved example of early Maui architecture. If grandeur could be packaged in such a way as to not intimidate, and elegance could be wrought into a house without making you feel stuffy, nor pretentious, then the designer of all this would easily be considered an alchemist, or a wizard. Cherie Attix then has a magic wand for this is her house and this is the place that she has lovingly stewarded for decades — diligently repairing, adding, modernizing — yet never ignoring the strong call of the soul of the original house.  The result is literature brought into form — a collection of walls that exude story, laughter, solitude, peace.

Aged Bokeh in the Windows

Bokeh is the charming artifact brought to a photographic image by a lens with a short focal length — the gauzy blurry background of a professional photographer’s portrait. Each of the windows in this house creates its own bokeh — manufactured in a time when glass was likely hand-poured into sheets, the windows have a watery ripple that causes all the garden’s magnificent colors to land in your eye with a vintage softness.

Hallways and Hallways and Rooms and Rooms!

I’ve never understood when people tell me they don’t like hallways. What?? Hallways create journeys — privacy — why they’re veritable instruments of cloistering! This house does not disappoint the hallway lover. Two major hallways flank either side of the main central living area. One one side, a hallway is the path to 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. On the kitchen side, another long hallway takes us to 2 more bedrooms. Five bedrooms, a large family style kitchen, and elegant public spaces, lanais. A brilliant floor plan. Those hallways also have beautifully tall ceilings and are flowing with natural light. Great places to display art and artifacts.

Video Walk Through

I think I’ve done enough talking. Take a look and listen to this video — prepared without any music or added effects – to give you a sense of the real air and sound of the house.

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Property is listed by BHGRE Valley Isle

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Yvonne Ahearn (Oahu)

December 27, 2018

Love this home!


December 30, 2018

We are manifesting our move from mainland (nor cal) to Maui in 2025! What is the best way to stay on top of the real estate seen for a vintage Maui home?? We are BIG on protectibg history and preservation of architecture. Any and all guidance is greatly appreciated!!! Great Gratitude~ Mahalo Heather


December 30, 2018

Aloha, great job Liam. What a treasure and you are a true professional.

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