Perched on a private peninsula overlooking the clear blue waters of Honolua Bay and Mokule’ia Bay in Kapalua, the oceanfront estate AURA combines award winning architectural design with the work of Master Photographer, Peter Lik. A renowned artist with a discerning eye for beauty, Peter has captured the most beautiful landscapes around the world. When searching for an island getaway, he selected AURA for his personal retreat, transforming it into a living work of art. This ultimate intersection of art and architecture showcases eight of Peter’s photographic masterpieces and the architecture of Tom Kundig, of Olson Kundig Architects.
Situated on 6.5-acre conservation zoned rocky bluff, traditional island design has been expanded upon, modernized, using the latest in sustainable architecture. Rammed earth walls and cement floors, combined with skillful design, allow for the natural Pacific breeze to effortlessly ventilate each hut. The outside is brought in, as 80 feet of steel-framed glass doors controlled by hydraulics, open to completing to transform and expand the living space.
This innovative design provides for three private living quarters:
The central living hut is the heart of the home, with a chef’s kitchen complete with Sub Zero commercial refrigerators and wine coolers, as well as a Wolf gas range and oven. A separate prep-kitchen and pantry keep the living area open and the focus on the view. A media room/den provides an intimate gathering space.
The Guest Hut is oriented with a view to the ocean and the spectacular neighbor island of Molokai. Two suites, with a spacious lanai, provide privacy for guests.
The Master Suite is perfectly positioned to take in the beauty of the Pacific and Maui’s amazing sunsets. Sliding glass walls open to the lanai and breathtaking views of the Kapalua Coastline. The Master Ensuite has been reimagined with a chiseled anthracite shower wall, Boffi pipe fixtures, custom crafted concrete sinks, and hand forged bronze entry handles. An adjoining space can be used as a home office, media room, or fourth bedroom.