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Spotlight On Contemporary Island Architecture 

Portlock Residence, Star Advertiser featured February 26, 2017
Posted by LAI Sunday, February 26, 2017 6:54:00 PM Categories: Oahu Star Advertiser

An exceptional Portlock Road home, known as the “Sundial House,” has been listed by Locations Realtor and Partner Dolores Bediones at $13,500,000.

The luxury residence, designed by Jeffrey T. Long AIA, received two top awards in HGTV’s “Ultimate House Hunt,” winning in the waterfront homes category and voted #1 Listing Overall among international competitors. The 25,024-square-foot property, with 125 linear feet on the ocean, incorporates a heated swimming pool, spa, sport court, and gardens with a stairway to the beach. Bediones is showing the property by appointment.

Architects’ Design Statement

“The Sundial House” is a modern built solar calendar. Its heliocentric design is based on the ancient practice of tracking the unset with the seasons. The curved stairway creates an essential core with its central axis aligned with the spring and fall equinoxes. The two pairs of monolithic stone columns on the covered lanai serve as the sundial points. During the equinoxes, when day and night are exactly the same length of 12 hours, the sun sets directly through the center of the two innermost columns. On the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, the sun sets directly through the center of the northwest pair of columns, while on the shortest day, the winter solstice, the sunset is perfectly framed by the southwest pair of columns. The 8,200-square-foot home is situated on a half-acre oceanfront lot and accessed by a curved driveway leading to an entry gazebo. The home is entered through custom glass doors that open to the upper level, elevated above the circular grand hall for panoramic views of Maunalua Bay, the Koolau Mountains, and Diamond Head through frameless glass windows and transoms. The curved shape is mirrored in the 20-foot-high ceiling with exposed wood beams that mimic the points of a sundial. Hidden in the soffits above are motorized shades and a 12-foot drop-down screen with projector, transforming the grand hall into a home theater with surround sound and ambient lighting. Fourteen-inch-thick exterior walls and steel I-beam “superstructure” support a span of 20 feet beyond the west-facing glass. The generous overhang provides shade for the lanai and protection of the interior from UV rays. Low E insulated glazing is used in doors and windows for maximum protection from UV and acoustic control. Complementing the soft curve of the grand hall is the 1,200- square-foot covered lanai overlooking the 75-foot- long heated lap pool. The central stair connects two linear wings which wrap the double volume of the grand hall. The north wing encompasses the master suite which shares in the unobstructed view of the bay through double-pocketing doors and includes separate “his and hers” toilet/shower compartments. Connected below by a secondary curved stair is the private study / library and fitness room.

The south wing houses the kitchen, dining, family room, and private bedroom suites, and also accommodates the garage, laundry, storage and mechanical spaces. The luxury kitchen is equipped with professional grade appliances and finished with high-grade materials, such as Italian granite countertops and Anigre wood cabinetry. The laundry room also functions as a safe room with reinforced walls, a steel door, and advanced camera and security system. The home is pre-wired with fiber optics and CAT-5 cabling. Contemporary in design, but inspired by Asian cultures, the home features a traditional tatami room with woven straw mats, translucent shoji doors, and wood trim on the ceiling. A private bath and sauna complete the tranquil experience.

Lastly, a third stair leads to the rooftop observation deck for an even more stunning, panoramic view of the ocean as well as the sun setting on the horizon.

Jeffrey T. Long AIA is President & CEO of Longhouse Design+Build (Long & Associates AIA, Inc. and Longhouse Development, LLC). He is a registered Architect in Hawaii and California. With over 35 years in the business and field of architecture, he has provided individual attention to over 150 major custom residential and specialty projects in Hawaii and the West Coast.

Timothy H. Hamilton, Jr. AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate, is a registered Architect in Hawaii. With the firm for over 25 years, he has been instrumental in establishing and enhancing the use of 3D technology and is experienced in developing 3D computer animations and multimedia presentations.

A "Jeffrey Long" Oceanfront Estate Sold for $17 Million 

A Jeffrey Long, classically-designed, beachfront estate was sold in December 2014 by the original owner.
Posted by LAI Monday, April 20, 2015 10:44:00 AM Categories: Luxury Homes Architecture Oahu Oceanfront real estate

A Jeffrey Long, classically-designed, beachfront estate was sold in December 2014 for $17,000,000 by the original owner. Featured in the Friday, March 13th edition of Pacific Business News, the Long & Associates designed home was the largest single family residence transaction on O'ahu in 2014, and second largest transaction in the state.

"This home was a spectacular design from day one with 18-foot pocketing doors that literally let you drink in the stunning ocean views and the cool ocean breezes," said Jeffrey Long, Principal of Long & Associates. "It is always a pleasure to see one of our signature homes be admired by a new wave of buyers and sustain or even surpass the original value." 

Built in 1996 the 7,457 square foot home features an indoor-outdoor great room with 18-foot pocketing doors, 5 bedroom suites, 6 bathrooms, and a 3-car garage. Patricia Choi of Choi International, represented both the buyer and seller. 

Kimberly Howard, our Senior Interior Designer, makes Modern Luxury Hawai'i's "Hot List": 

In need of a refresher course in island design? Then sharpen your perspective with these insiders who are looking to turbocharge your abode.
Posted by LAI Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:38:00 AM Categories: Luxury Homes Design-Build Interior Design Maui Modern Luxury Oahu Oceanfront

Kimberly Howard

"Since her arrival in 2010, the DC-born interiors maven has left her signature on haute properties in the islands’ toniest communities—from Kāhala to Kapalua....For clients who are short on time, Howard will even decorate the home down to the smallest detail, right to the plates and bed linens." - See more at: The Hot List


Building industry presents awards for island projects 

Posted by LAI Thursday, May 9, 2013 9:27:00 AM Categories: Oahu Star Advertiser

May 2013 --The Building Industry Association of Hawaii presented its annual Renaissance Building & Remodeling Awards Wednesday night, honoring excellence in the local design and construction industries.

Hale Kapena ExteriorThe award, division, project name and winners are:

» Overall Grand New Residential, New Residential, projects more than $2,000,001, Hale Kapena, Long & Associates Architects & Interiors and Longhouse Development LLC.

Featured in Star Advertiser, May 9, 2013

Portlock Home Featured as "10 of the best home views" on MSN 

Posted by LAI Monday, March 11, 2013 9:34:00 AM Categories: Oahu

March 2013 -- A Long & Associates home design was selected as one of "10 best home views" on MSN Real Estate.  "Located in the upscale neighborhood of Portlock, about 15 miles outside of Honolulu on the island of Oahu, this oceanfront house boasts more than a great view of the sand and surf from its master bedroom. Residents can also hear the sound of the pounding waves, as well as the rustle of palm trees brushing together in the wind," writes MSN. We're thrilled to be featured on the site!

Portlock home featured on MSN's Top 10 home views.

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