Mar 222014
 

PanaViz was invited to photograph the only Frank Lloyd Wright home built in Hawaii. These pictures show why his design is timeless and still relevant.

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Only Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Home in Hawaii.

History of Home:

Completed in 1995 the home was commissioned by Sanderson Sims who partnered with Taliesin Associated Architects, John Rattenbury and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to bring the un-built plan to life. Originally conceived for the Cornwell Family in Pennsylvania in 1954, the 3,700 sq. foot passive solar hemicycle home embodies FLWs principles of organic architecture in which the structure blends harmoniously with the natural landscape.

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Organic Architecture

 

A series of towering glass doors topped with windows reveals floor to ceiling views along the entire span of the home. The second floor appears to float over the expansive curved main living area and is in fact suspended from the beams in the hidden steel frame circumnavigating the home. The home has rounded walls made of coral aggregate block from Oahu, FLWs signature Cherokee-red concrete floors, and is built into a hill offering indoor/outdoor living that is sheltered from the consistent trade winds.

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Towering Glass Doors

It is furnished with licensed reproductions of original FLW-designed furniture including his Barrel chairs, Origami chairs from 1949, and Taliesin floor lamps. The home has extensive built-in seating per the FLW design, as well as custom built furniture to integrate with the homes round walls.

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FLW Built-In Seating

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FLW Origami Chairs

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Barrel Chairs

A series of opaque skylights bring natural light into the home and warm lighting behind opaque glass illuminates the house at night.

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Skylights

This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom architecturally significant residence can accommodate a family of 6 in a setting that is truly one-of-a-kind.

The bedrooms are located upstairs and float over the main level of the house. The master bedroom has superior views with a private bathroom, walk-in closet and private outdoor balcony. The second bedroom has its own private bathroom.

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Bedrooms “float” above the Main Floor

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Curved Wall Bathroom

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Big Island Hawaii Countryside

This spectacular residence is perched over the Waiaka stream with ocean views and a perfect panoramic view of three of the Big Islands awe-inspiring volcanoes (Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai).

Features of the home include an outdoor lava-rock hot tub overlooking the ocean and breathtaking mountain views.

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Lava Rock Hot Tub

Throughout the landscaped property one will find secluded seating areas, a hammock and a small soccer field.

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Secluded Seating Areas

Unique to this FLW home, residents are only a short 10 minute drive to beautiful white sand beaches, world class resorts and plentiful golf courses on the Kohala Coast. Also within a short drive is the idyllic country town of Waimea.

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Hawaii Architectural Photography by PanaViz.