Raised Pavilions on Kawela Bay

To meet flood plain requirements, capture the site's best ocean views, and suit the beach-cottage character of the neighborhood, Mason Architects designed this 4000 s.f. home on O‘ahu's North Shore as three connected pavilions and lifted it eight feet off the ground.

  • Raising the elevation opens the pavilions to air; no air conditioning is needed.
  • Light surrounds each pavilion through large sliding windows and doors.
  • The center pavilion contains the kitchen, dining room, and living room.
  • Another houses the master suite with study.
  • The third provides two bedroom suites for the owners’ grown children.
  • Cabinets are made of renewable lyptus wood, floors of brushbox wood or slate.
  • The home's pavilion plan, natural materials -- copper roof, cedar siding – and low-maintenance landscaping blend it into the beachfront environment.

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The home is sited to fit the relaxed country ambiance of O‘ahu’s North Shore.