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Spotlight On Contemporary Island Architecture 

Hawaii Loa Ridge Residence, Star Advertiser featured April 16, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017 11:17:00 AM Categories: Architecture Star Advertiser

Just inside the secured gate of Hawaii Loa Ridge, situated on a 24,775 square foot lot on Puuikena Drive, is a spectacular indoor-outdoor home designed to take advantage of unobstructed, panoramic ocean views. Architecturally elegant with broad open spaces, sculptural detailing, and soaring ceilings, the structure articulates the classic timelessness of masonry construction. With five bedrooms and five and a half baths on two levels, the roofed area is a spacious 5,300 square feet augmented by lanais. 

The grand hall, with formal and informal dining areas, opens to the expansive deck with a swimming pool, spa, and manicured gardens. Marble, tile, and hardwood finishes are enhanced by natural illumination admitted by walls of glass and skylights. The home is priced at $5,800,000 and shown by appointment by Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Realtor Kainoa Lee. 

Architects’ Design Statement

Strict design guidelines with height limitations, minimum roof pitches, setbacks and view corridors were observed in the design of this contemporary home nestled at the base of Hawaii Loa Ridge. The goal was to design a home offering a fresh, new contemporary style that fi t within the context of the neighborhood. 

Precise design studies and creativity maximized the plan and the aesthetics. The home would need to be cut into the sloped site, so a large retaining wall was planned on the mauka side. With no neighbors on the lower end of the site, the house and pool were oriented to take full advantage of the natural ventilation and unobstructed views. Utility areas were arranged along the retaining wall while the kitchen flowed into the grand hall and dining with a guest suite sharing in the ocean views. Expectations were exceeded with the roof requirements as the double-pitched hip roofs were achieved in addition to a fl at roof area for the solar water heater panels and skylights strategically located for natural lighting.

Exterior finishes included a heavyweight concrete tile roof in a charcoal color with copper gutters and downspouts and a smooth, hand troweled synthetic stucco on the walls and soffits. Bronze colored aluminum doors and windows and aluminum garage doors with opaque glass and a hint of cedar on the exterior columns completed the contemporary style.

The nine-foot-tall corner-pocketing doors span 18 feet in each direction and disappear into the walls, allowing the Grand Hall to open directly to over 600 square feet of pool and dining lanais. A column is offset from its typical location creating a cantilevered overhang shielding the south-facing interiors, further enhancing the indoor-outdoor living experience. Above, an interior bridge connects the mauka and makai wings as it looks down into the Grand Hall and beyond toward an ocean of blue. Open spaces and clean lines, absent of traditional moldings and trims, with a simple palette of neutral colors and textures add to the sophistication of the design. Travertine floors are complemented by the warmth of the mahogany doors and bamboo flooring. An infinity edge pool and spa blend seamlessly into the ocean horizon. With the ocean at its front door, this contemporary home strikes the perfect balance between originality and preserving the natural design characteristics of the Ridge.

--- Jeffrey T. Long and Timothy H.Hamilton, Jr.

The Architects 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 California and Hawaii. 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 has substantial experience developing 3D computer animations and multimedia presentations.

House Without a Beach 

Posted by LAI Tuesday, November 1, 2016 6:04:00 PM Categories: AIA Architecture DESIGN KAILUA

American Institute of Architects Honolulu Chapter Editor’s Choice Award, Runner Up

On this 2.2-acre property on Kailua Bay, two single-family, two-story homes are centered around a separate pool pavilion, which acts as a retreat from the midday sun and wind-whipped sands of the nearby beach. Serving as a true hub for family life, the indoor-outdoor pavilion has a layered lanai pergola that doubles as a natural light shelf to reinforce the indirect daylighting strategy provided by eight solar-powered, openable skylights with automated shades.

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Posted by LAI Tuesday, November 1, 2016 4:13:00 PM Categories: Luxury Homes Architecture Oceanfront

Hawaii Beach Home!

What could be more idyllic than living on a lovely private beachfront in Maui, famous for its shore breaks and overlooking Molokai? Award winning architect, Jeffrey Long, captured the spirit of aloha with Hawaiian style open air living and by using many of Hawaii’s natural island materials in the construction. Located in an exclusive gated Kapalua resort community on Oneloa Bay, the home has 120 feet of pristine beachfront.

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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. 

246. S Ulukoa Place on the market! 

A Long & Associates Kaanapali Golf Estates Home
Posted by LAI Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:50:00 PM Categories: Luxury Homes Architecture Maui real estate

Kaanapali Golf Estates

246 S. Ulukoa Street, located on Maui, has recently been place on the market for $5,246,000. This spacious 4 bed, 4 bath, 5360 s.f. masterpiece with disappearing glass walls, affords one that quintessential seamless indoor / outdoor Maui lifestyle. Completed in 2006 & set upon a spacious .69 acre fairway-fronting lot, the custom gated entry opens to a pavered motor court, a 1028 s.f. 4-car garage, & a copper-roofed porte-cochere with its 'Bird of Paradise' security gate.  Offered by Robbie Dein of Maui Real Estate Advisors.

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