Haʻikū Home Built From Sustainably-Sourced Local Hardwoods
Makena Wailea Real Estate Inc., a boutique real estate firm recently announced the listing of Hale ʻĀina for sale. The unique home earns its name from the 15 species of sustainably sourced local hardwoods harvested and dried with a vision of using them in constructing a home.
According to the realty firm, the project was a canvas for an artist/designer who blended fine wood and craftsmanship into whimsical ideas to enlighten utilitarian function.
The three-bedroom home was completed in December 2013 and boasts views from every room along with 650sf of covered outdoor living space.
Guests entering Hale ʻĀina are greeted by a bridge from the street that traverses over ornamental plantings to the redwood front deck. Inside the home is an open beam pine deck ceiling, painted with a green tinted varnish. The far end of the living room is a glass wall looking out onto another redwood deck with views of the ocean and Haleakalā.
According to the realty firm, the details of the house, such as the eucalyptus rooster tail struts supporting the corners of the roof, ducks holding chillum rain chains, Tuscan plaster finish on the walls, “are numerous and intercut.”
“This project was about more than just building an exceptional home, it was about creating a piece of artwork through the utilization of locally sourced materials” said owner and builder Norman Stubbs.
Stubbs, of Haʻikū, drew inspiration from his operation of the East West Musical Design Company of SF where he created intricately designed leather goods. Realtor Patrick Franta said Stubbs’ passion for creating something exquisitely unique drives him to complete one of a kind designs.
Hale ʻĀina is situated at 20 Uapoko in Haʻikū on the North Shore of Maui on a lot that is agriculturally zoned. It is being offered at $1,699,000.