Architecturally-Significant Frank Lloyd Wright-esque Oceanfront Home in Honolulu

New to the market at 4131 Black Point, Diamond Head, HI 96816 is a rare offering for Hawaii – “The Crest” – a house designed by Earl Nisbet in 1958 for Mr. and Mrs. Sai Chow Doo of Honolulu.

The Crest

4131 Black Point, Diamond Head, HI 96816 (MLS# 201334733)

Frank Lloyd Wright Style

Nisbet, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, used many of the hallmarks of the Prairie School in this stunning home. Strong horizontals are a recurring motif throughout, grounding the house to the earth and emphasizing stability and permanence. This is especially important when you consider that the house is cantilevered out over the Pacific Ocean.


The first impression as you drive up is unmistakable: this is a home in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. And once you see these copper-clad artisan entry doors, well, if you are a fan of Wright, you’re home. A light-filled foyer immediately draws you in and down the floating staircase, whose blue stained concrete steps blur the line between inside and out.


When you reach the main level, the Great Room is the show stopper here, creating the impression that you’re aboard ship sailing the ocean blue.


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Heidi White

December 30, 2013

Wow, this is a real find! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Heidi White

December 30, 2013

Wow, this is a real find! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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