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A Breezy Hawaiian Residence by Olson Kundig Hits the Market at $6.95M

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Comprised of several tropical pavilions, Hale Nanea—or the Wave House—takes advantage of its sloping site on the south shore of Kauai for dazzling views.

Renowned Seattle-based practice Olson Kundig was tapped to design this 4,238-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home in Hawaii. The architects drew inspiration from the architectural vernacular of the Polynesian Islands, arranging the home as a series of pavilions with living spaces on the upper floors, allowing for sweeping ocean views and protecting the homeowners from the elements. A true contemporary gem, this hillside abode is now being listed for $6,950,000.

Cover photo courtesy of Olson Kundig

The resort-like residence has midcentury modern influences, with a strong tropical vibe.

The resort-like residence pairs midcentury modern influences with a strong tropical vibe. Mobile wooden louver screens and six six-foot by 15-foot operable roof flaps provide shade from the sun as well as natural ventilation.

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The Wave House is a mix of midcentury modern influences and an open, airy tropical style well-suited to the property’s island locale. Situated in Kukui’ula, a luxury resort and real estate community located on the sunny south shore of Kauai, the home includes many resort-like club amenities including farm access, a spa, pools, a clubhouse, island activities, and golf. The property offers unbeatable views, landscaped gardens, a network of paths and trails, and a seductive mountain-to-sea lifestyle.

Two walls of windows make for stunning vistas.

Two walls of windows provide stunning panoramic vistas. 

Photo: Kukui`ula

High ceilings with ceiling fans make for breezy interior.

High ceilings with ceiling fans in the great room makes for bright and breezy interiors.

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The open kitchen and living area are perfect for casual entertaining.

The open kitchen and living area are perfect for casual entertaining. 

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The bedroom features

The master bedroom features an ensuite bathroom. 

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The ensuite master bath

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One of the other bedrooms.

Simple island-flavored decor dresses one of the other bedrooms. 

Photo: Kukui`ula

The lanai and the private pool.

The lanai offers ample space for relaxation and the peacefulness of a private pool. 

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A covered exterior dining area around the pool.

A covered exterior dining area around the pool

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There is also a poolside

There is also a poolside fire pit on the terrace overlooking the ocean. 

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The gorgeous exterior view.

The gorgeous exterior view of the home and the surrounding tropical garden paradise

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The garden shower.

The garden shower features some of the region’s native fauna. 

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A dreamy garden path.
The home has a strong relationship with the land that is in harmony with the tropical environment.

The home has a strong relationship with the land that is in harmony with the tropical environment.

Photo: Kukui`ula

Hale Nanea is being offered for $6,950,000 here

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