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Natural beauty: Kahua Kuili in Hawaii was designed to be a modern version of a classic summer camp. Originally used for ranching, the architects retained this aesthetic,
using lava and bunch grasses among other natural materials.
Yugawara Hot Spring Estate Ashigarashimo-Gun, Japan Price upon request Japan Capital Realty, Inc. Sonny Saito +81 3 5404 8570 Occupying a commanding hilltop position, yet just 90 minutes from Tokyo, this modern two-story family home boasts a light-filled entrance hall and a splendid spiral staircase. Floor-to- ceiling windows in the dining and living area open out to lawns with a water feature, while other highlights include two master bedrooms, a tatami room, and indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths. The Point Kilauea, Hawaii, U.S.A. $33,000,000 Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Neal Norman +1 808 651 1777 Showcasing a unique design comprising 14 pods, The Point at Anini Vista has vast windows and sliding doors, lush landscaping, and views of the beaches and lagoons of Kauai’s North Shore. Sited on nearly seven acres (2.8 ha), the six-bedroom home offers 10,320 sq ft (959 sq m) of living space and includes two cottages, a master suite, three guest suites, and a wine cellar, plus a swimming pool and spa.
that have their own unique look instead of being a pastiche of earlier periods. At Red Gate Farm, the 340-acre (138 ha) Martha’s Vineyard Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, currently for sale through Christie’s International Real Estate, the elegant Cape Cod-style main house and two- story guesthouse were designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen, then updated by Deborah Berke, Dean of the Yale School of Architecture (see page 88). MODERN ADDITION At Waddesdon Manor, an English estate with a Loire Valley-style château built between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, the estate has been brought beautifully up to date with the addition of Flint House. In the form of an elongated, stepped wedge, the award-winning building—completed in 2015 and now used as accommodation for the Rothschild Foundation— is clad in hand-shaped pieces of flint so it seems to segue into the earth. “It’s the lowest point of the estate, about 500 meters [1,640 ft] from the château on the site of an 18th-century farmhouse that had been knocked down in the ’70s,” explains architect Charlotte Skene Catling of Skene Catling de la Peña. “We found numerous
pieces of flint there and so we looked into the geology, and combined what we discovered with what was a local craft: flint-making.” An estate that has garnered much attention for its modern design that is at one with its environment is Kahua Kuili in Hawaii, sited at the foot of a volcano with views over the Pacific Ocean. “We wanted a casual, camp-like scene that related to the area’s agrarian culture,” says Greg Warner of Walker Warner Architects who designed the property. To achieve this, the firm conceived a main house with cabins surrounding it. “The host building is open-air, like a barn, and the cabins are assembled in a way that they can talk to each other,” says Warner. “Up to five families can gather at the barn, but having their own space gives them variety and privacy.” The materials were carefully chosen to “create understated architecture that is well suited to the place,” continues Warner. “With estates today, you are developing a place that will go on beyond one family. It has to be able to be passed on, to be a legacy.” A former editor at ELLE Decoration UK , Rachel Loos writes about interiors and design for a range of international publications and websites
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