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Architectural Digest Dec. 2022  

Island Intuition Longhouse Design + Build is guided by a deep reverence
Posted by LAI Thursday, December 1, 2022 10:03:00 AM Categories: Luxury Homes Architectural Digest Architecture

Touches of Asian art and architecture fuse a shoji-style wall of glass with modern influences as well as the owner’s treasured collection of antiques and inspirational furnishings. Photo by Andrea Brizzi Photography.

For Jeffrey T. Long, AIA, President and CEO of Longhouse Design + Build, Hawaii isn’t just a place. To him it’s a feeling, an expression, a lifestyle that has evolved over his many years practicing architecture in the islands. That belief forms the foundation for each of his firm’s custom homes, beginning with an authentic appreciation for the islands’ history and culture.

“Our principles of understanding the environment and respecting the roles of the ocean, the sun, and the trade winds are how we accentuate the beauty of the location with our design,” says Long. Underpinning this process is a collection of historical, archeological, and cultural experts who help guide the 20-person team.

Because Longhouse Design + Build is a full-service firm, Long and his team maintain an intimate level of quality control at every phase. A streamlined development process aids in not only timeliness and cost control, but also brings peace of mind for all involved. “Because everything is inhouse, we work in lockstep with our architects, (SMA/EA) planners, and general contracting divisions,” he says. “When we have the perfect combination of the ideal lot, location, and team, the result can be miraculous.”

Contemporary Hawaiian design greets visitors at the entry of a recently built 7,500- square-foot oceanfront home, alongside hints of midcentury modern and an intention of transparency. Open spaces give immediate ease and familiarity, while a floating glass bridge at the entry brings a sense of arrival, internal animation, and excitement.

In Long’s trademark sweeping two-story living room, walls of cut coral frame bronze finished storefront windows that put the ocean on full display, leading the eyes outward to relish the home’s breathtaking island location. The home’s lines are clean and uncomplicated, and such simplicity is strategic to their vision.

“There’s a dramatic discipline and simple elegance to the home,” says Long. “It’s about creating a structure that serves as a refined piece of art, while offering a home that provides comfort and ultimately the exhale of relaxation.”



1. Touches of Asian art and architecture fuse a shoji-style wall of glass with modern
influences as well as the owner’s treasured collection of antiques and inspirational
furnishings. Photo by Andrea Brizzi Photography.

2. Punctuated by a unifying glass rail bridge of vertical grain cedar panels, this grand two story
living room combines a contemporary kitchen with a mosaic wall of framed glass,
conceptualizing modern island living at its finest. Rendering by Timothy Hamilton, Jr., AIA,
Longhouse Design + Build.

3. The watercolor-like reflections of a Hawaiian sunrise embrace the sculptural geometry of
this majestic modern home, while outdoor lanais and cantilevered balconies welcome guests to bask in the morning sun and gentle trade winds. Photo by Andrea Brizzi Photography.

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.

3 Kapalua Place Featured on HGTV's Amazing Water Homes! 

Amazing Water Homes takes viewers on a global whirlwind of H2O!
Posted by LAI Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:40:00 PM Categories: Luxury Homes Architecture HGTV Interior Design Maui Oceanfront TV


"About the Show

Have you dreamed of living on the beach or having a pool put in your backyard? Well, that wasn't enough for these homeowners! In Amazing Water Homes, we go inside, around and through some of the coolest water features in America. See what happens when you combine creativity, ingenuity and a whole lotta H2O!"

Huffington Post dubs two Long & Associates Homes "The Gorgeous Hawaii Rental Homes Obama Should've Booked" 

"While the Kailua vacation homes the Obamas have rented are indeed gorgeous, there are more than a few other gorgeous vacation options -- 22,000, to be precise -- each with their own unique views and perks."
Posted by LAI Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:03:00 AM Categories: Luxury Homes Architecture Huffington Post Maui Obama Oceanfront

Two Maui homes designed by Jeffrey Long of Long & Associates Architects and Interiors, were mentioned as rental homes President Obama should book on his next Hawaii vacation.

One home is a one-story, 8 bedroom home located in Ka'anapali, Maui:

Maui Luxury"This pristine property -- known as Kaanapali Kahala in Maui -- is surrounded by serene koi ponds. The home itself wraps around a beautiful pool area, offering an outdoor lounge and entertainment area tucked away from the public's view.

The eight-bedroom home, known to realtors as the "Castle Villa," fronts the gorgeous Kaanapali Beach, and in the evening, the sunset pours into the open living room, which extends into the pool lounge," writes Carla Herrera of The Huffington Post.

Secondly, comes a home located in the exclusive Kapalua Resort's Kapalua Place.  One of only 4 beachfront residences, Oneloa Place is definitely an example of luxury:

"At the ultra-luxurious Oneloa Beach Villa on Maui's northeastern tip, guests never have to leave. The estate boasts private waterfalls, three oceanfront spas, an impressive art collection, personal beach access to a private stretch of sand and a 60-foot long infinity pool that seems to pour into the ocean."


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