North Shore Home, Hauula, Oahu, Hawaii
This contemporary north shore home on a corner lot in the small community of Hauula turns the corner to face its surroundings . The configuration of the plan allows for locating the rooms on the lot per the owner’s requests while allowing for the best use of the view corridors to the ocean and the mountains. Green design techniques are applied in a local vernacular architecture style to fit into the neighborhood while creating an ecological house.
The client’s program was for a 2500 square foot four bedroom three bath two-story home to replace the previous house destroyed by fire. Client wanted to maximize garden space and potential for mountain and ocean views. Second floor Great Room offers both ocean and mountain views due to the design of rotated rooms. A second floor office faces the south Ko`olau loa mountains. A vine arbor on the garden side of the kitchen and dining nook provides a private outdoor living space, while a street side lanai gives a public lanai. Three second floor balconies allow a private outdoor area for the second floor great room, guest bedroom and master bedroom suite. The roof is oriented directly to the south to allow best solar exposure for future solar thermal and photovoltaic solar panels. Bedrooms are located at the quiet side of the lot.
Prevailing trade winds on a modified saltbox roof-line echo the mountains beyond while managing the breeze flow in a contemporary take on the classic craftsman bungalow. When combined with: heat reflective foil, a vented airspace, and R-38 insulation, window cross-ventilation eliminates the need for air conditioning in this green north shore home.
- Concept Photomontage of Main Facade
- Concept Photomontage of Corner Facade
- Constructed Home: North-East Ocean Facing Facade
- North-West Facade Facing Corner
- Primary Street Frontage
- Facade Facing Back Yard
- Side Street Facade and Back Yard