Seaside Splendor

A Kapalua estate proves that contemporary luxury and nature don't have to be mutually exclusive.

The great room’s orientation draws the eye to a whale-sized ocean view. Interior designer Persis Hataria of Ahura Designs, Inc., ensured the guest-ready space emphasized comfort; cozy couches and chairs are made of durable—and wet-swimsuit friendly—outdoor fabrics.

Prior to the renovation, Sara stayed at the property so she could absorb its nuances. “I wanted to know how it worked—the breezes, the sounds, the light,” she explains. And when the project was completed in 2017, she packed an overnight bag and flew to Maui to stay in one of the newly remodeled guest suites and inspect her handiwork. “I needed to see it all done . . . and give it my approval,” she laughs.

The verdict? “It’s like living in a sculpture,” Sara says.

Craig agrees. “It’s magnificent. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Each guest suite has been designed to reflect one of the four elements: fire, water, air, and earth. Fleetwood sliders open to a sun-drenched lānai flanked by an outdoor shower for al fresco bathing.


Persis Hataria
(interior designer)
Ahura Designs, Inc.
255 Pauwela Rd., Ha‘ikū

Art and Automation, Inc.
(home automation, lighting system)
1826 Wili Pa Loop, Suite 3, Wailuku
808-891-9440 |

Big Ass Fans
ceiling fans
888-246-7096 •
Maui distributor:
Home Depot
100 Pakaula St., Kahului

Harrison Woodfield Architects
431 Humboldt St., Santa Rosa, CA
707-542-1675 •

Lutron Electronics
lighting system, lighting fixtures
888-588-7661 •
Maui distributors:
Control Freaks Hawaii
52 Pa‘a St. Kahului
808-874-8019 •

Discount Lighting & Fans
349 Hanakai St., #B, Kahului
808-871-8776 •

Lowe’s Home Improvement
214 Ho‘okele Street, Kahului
808-872-1920 •

roof tiles
4757 Tile Plant Rd., PO Box 69,
New Lexington, OH

Maui Custom Woodworks
custom cabinets
251 Lalo St., Kahului
808-877-0239 •

Pitzer Built Construction, LLC
general contractor
142 Kupuohi St., F-4, Lahaina
808-669-1317  • •

wireless home sound system
800-680-2345 •
Maui distributors:
Home Remedies
1993 S. Kīhei Rd., #7, Kīhei •

The Man Cave
1993 S. Kīhei Rd., #18,  Kīhei
808-793-2526 •

outdoor patio umbrellas
2900 NW 35th St., Miami, FL
305-634-5116 • •



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