When it came to the overall look of the home, brother and sister were on the same page. Dusty had envisioned a design that would endure for decades, and says he couldn’t have been more thrilled with Molly’s modern-meets-plantation-style aesthetic. The predominant colors are white, black, and grey, chosen for their versatility and crisp, clean feel. And, Molly says, “There’s so much color all around us . . . why compete with it?” Natural wood is another recurring theme, from the large-plank European white-oak floors to the ipe-wood lānai.
Construction was fully underway, and Molly was busily picking out fixtures and finishes, when the unthinkable happened: On January 8, 2018, Dusty was rushed to Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu after a horrific wipeout on O‘ahu’s north shore. He spent more than two weeks in the intensive care unit with his jaw wired shut and six metal plates in his head.
As he recovered in the hospital, Dusty became increasingly eager to see the property—in fact, it was one of his first stops after he was discharged and flew back to Maui. He says the nearly complete 3,500-square-foot residence exceeded his expectations. “After being gone for a few months and not really knowing what was going on with the build . . . seeing it for the first time, I was in awe,” he says. “That’s when it finally felt real. It was kind of a pinch-me moment.”
Four short months after his accident, Dusty was back in the water. Three months after that, he moved into the house of his dreams. And it’s a good thing the fireplace is flanked by built-in shelves perfect for displaying trophies, because last fall, Dusty Payne started competing again.
“I’m grateful to everyone who helped make this house a home,” he says. “It was definitely a team project . . . and a labor of love.”
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