HAWA May/June 2016 : Page 68

DESIG N & R EA LT Y h om e DREAM HOUSE In an exclusive West Maui enclave, a San Francisco designer with island ties brings a couple’s vision to life. By Margaret Kearns Photography by Peter Medilek O ne sophisticated Northern California couple has certainly been keeping top design rm Henderson Design Group busy. In a span of just six years, this leading studio has completed four projects with the latest one right on the Valley Isle. “It’s funny how just one design element can lead to multiple projects and now to a relationship that’s transitioned from purely professional to friends,” says San Francisco-based designer Eric Henderson. “We met during a reception at a model we had completed at Millennium Tower in San Francisco several years ago. ey loved the unit, but most speci cally, they loved the corrugated wallcovering we used in the entry!” Following three major remodels for the couple’s existing homes in San Francisco, Pebble Beach and Maui—and the opening of Henderson’s satellite studio at e Shops at Mauna Lani on Hawai‘i Island—the designer received a message from his clients: “We want to build the home of our dreams on Maui.” “ e clients knew exactly what they wanted, and from those ‘wants,’ we sketched our initial ideas and then selected Maui architect Rick Ryniak and Maui contractor Kahe Construction to make those ideas reality,” Henderson says. For the designer, the nished project is his studio’s very best work to date. Situated high on a blu within the ultraluxe gated community of Plantation Estates at Kapalua, the spacious residence sits on 2.1 acres, boasting more than 8,000 square feet of interior 68 M O D E R N L U X U R Y H A W A I ‘ I M A Y/ J U N E 2 0 1 6

Design & Realty Home

Margaret Kearns

DREAM HOUSE

In an exclusive West Maui enclave, a San Francisco designer with island ties brings a couple’s vision to life.

One sophisticated Northern California couple has certainly been keeping top design firm Henderson Design Group busy. In a span of just six years, this leading studio has completed four projects with the latest one right on the Valley Isle.

“It’s funny how just one design element can lead to multiple projects and now to a relationship that’s transitioned from purely professional to friends,” says San Francisco-based designer Eric Henderson. “We met during a reception at a model we had completed at Millennium Tower in San Francisco several years ago. They loved the unit, but most specifically, they loved the corrugated wallcovering we used in the entry!” Following three major remodels for the couple’s existing homes in San Francisco, Pebble Beach and Maui—and the opening of Henderson’s satellite studio at the Shops at Mauna Lani on Hawai‘i Island—the designer received a message from his clients: “We want to build the home of our dreams on Maui.”

“The clients knew exactly what they wanted, and from those ‘wants,’ we sketched our initial ideas and then selected Maui architect Rick Ryniak and Maui contractor Kahe Construction to make those ideas reality,” Henderson says.

For the designer, the finished project is his studio’s very best work to date. Situated high on a blu within the ultraluxe gated community of Plantation Estates at Kapalua, the spacious residence sits on 2.1 acres, boasting more than 8,000 square feet of interior space, including five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and offering a panorama of the ocean and Moloka‘i.In fact, ensuring stunning views of the Friendly Isle from nearly every room was essential.

Other key elements included the use of native woods, lava rocks and stone—all sourced in Hawai‘i, and some even from the building site. Among the woods are koa, milo, mango and kiawe, which can be seen in the intricately designed beams in the soaring ceilings and exquisite cabinetry. Maui Blue Rock provides textural interest and comprises the surrounding rock walls.

Then there came the client’s expansive art collection, which includes pieces by Maui-based talents Al Furtado and Avi Kiriaty, and internationally acclaimed artists. “We had the art—about 20 or so stunning pieces—gured out before we even began designing any of the rooms,” says Henderson. “It allowed us to create an interesting story around the art.”

Other exotic elements add intrigue to the space.Two of Henderson’s favorite design details are the custom-carved sandstone backsplash in the kitchen and the 500-pound custom-carved limestone bathroom sinks—all made in Indonesia. “They provide a modern yet tribal texture—one of the many exquisite details found in the home,” Henderson says.

Additional interior finishes include furniture and decor by McKinnon and Harris, Dedon, Palecek, Oly and A. Rudin; custom handblown glass lighting by SkLO; and handcrafted lighting by David Alexander.Landscape Architect Bill Mitchell of Hawaii Land Design worked his magic outside.

This ensemble effort, guided by a singular vision, led to the overall remarkable quality of the project. “In the end, it is how much this home feels like our clients that really makes it such a success for us,” says the designer, who notes that a house of that size could easily have come o as cool or unfriendly. “In reality, it’s extremely warm and welcoming, mirroring its owners.” And isn’t that what life in the islands all about?

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