Island Retreat – Hawaii
Time stands still as you enter this retreat. Bordering an archaeological site and park, it was our intention to design a home which fosters contemplation and a one-ness with its surroundings, honoring what has been, is, and will be. We feel this was achieved by how the home is situated on the site. It is mostly single-story with an open plan, museum-like in quality, and hovers above the ocean, accentuating a feeling of floating in time. The space draws your attention outside, upon entering, while also inviting you to linger inside.
We wanted the interior experience to hold the clients and their family as a museum holds its paintings… each individual space and person sacred, precious and unique. This celebration of the sacred beauty inside and out, should be seamless. This was our task and mission. We feel we succeeded.
“We have worked with many architects over the years and have found that Lisa has been a breath of fresh air to work with. She is honest, conscience and a delightful person. The quality of her work product is outstanding and we would definitely use her again and recommend her to anyone looking for a world class architect.”