A consistent question we get at LUVA Real Estate is about the different styles and architecture of homes in West Hawaii and if someone were to build from scratch, what is an easy and affordable way to get a home designed.
Depending upon your price point, you may have different thoughts on what your perfect Hawaiian home style is. Open air, Balinese inspired design, the type you find at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, or craftsman style homes you would find in a residential development in Kailua Kona or Waikoloa Village or simple pier and post designs that focus more on enjoying the outdoor beauty than soaring teak ceilings that you may find in older neighborhoods from Palisades to Captain Cook.
Hawaiian style home design actually covers a wide range of architectural styles including Plantation, International, Mission and Renaissance to name a few. Residential Hawaii style home trends in general tend to lean in the Plantation style. Hawaiian style home designs also incorporate lots of glass and lots of light to take advantage of the abundant green views that are so common on the Big Island.
We had a chance to talk to a sales rep from Honsador Lumber recently about pre-designed homes they offer. Keep in mind, these are NOT pre-PACKAGED homes, as some may be led to believe from the initial sound of it. Both Honsador Lumber and HPM Building Supply, have pre-designed homes that offer designs and a cut and supply list of everything you will need to complete the home. The wood and materials are NOT pre-cut and ready to go, so you will need to hire construction specialists. Both offer help with consultants to get you through the permitting process and suggestions for local contractors. They offer everything from one bedroom/one bath homes to five bedroom homes. Here are a few of their pre-designs that range in price for each home and you will need to call for pricing.
One development which is quite popular in Kailua Kona is Pualani Estates which features about eight main styles of homes in this relatively new development. Centrally located in town, people enjoy the views and the proximity to the local park and playground and ball fields. 500 homes have been built here since the early 2000’s. The floor plans range from single-level 3 bedrooms of about 1,100 square feet to two-story 5 bedroom floor plans at over 2,500 square feet. Here is a photo of one of one of the popular styles in that neighborhood. The new development in Keauhou is Holua Kai’s. These plantation-style homes have been specifically designed to connect indoor and outdoor spaces by virtue of large open floor plans that maximize natural ventilation and lighting. These thoughtful and energy efficient designs take advantage of the cool sea breezes and amazing panoramic and coastline views from this oceanfront development. Here is a photo of one of the model homes in that development.
If you would like to see the available listings in these developments, please contact LUVA Real Estate today. You can contact Honsador Lumber and HPM Building Supply directly to discuss home designs and we can provide you with open land listings available for sale right now.And for those of you looking for passive income streams, you could build THIS design which includes a in-home “ohana” unit for renting out.