Wailea Modern – Palm Springs Style Without the Desert Heat

I remember the first time I heard the song “Our Lips are Sealed” by the Gogos on the radio back in the early 80s and I knew right away that it would become a huge hit. The same thing happened when I walked into this stunningly executed renovation of a Wailea house. It’s a hit! Go ahead and feast your retinas on these photos.

Owners Rob and Don have brought quality and discernment to every square inch of this clean, comfortable, spacious Wailea property. Obviously talented designers, these gentlemen have given new life to a classic Farrington house – injecting some Palm Springs Style into the space, yet honoring the distinctly Hawaiian setting – keeping the warm wooden ceilings, soft surfaces, and great openings into the garden from nearly every room.  

Maui Modern

80 Hale Alii Pl., Wailea (MLS# 360870)

“Stone” Carpet

The floor throughout the house is like a “stone carpet” since the soft matte finish of the Himalayan Quartzite feels like wool on your bare feet. The lack of sheen creates the visual appeal of white carpet without the “spill” fears (and dust mites!). The Quartzite is acoustically neutral so you do not get the “bathroom echo” common to many properties that have stone or marble floors.


Architectural Scale

Scale in architecture is one of the most important and least well understood facets of creating comfortable living spaces. I’ve been through many “contractor’s houses” that are gigantic and feel empty and cold. 80 Hale Ali’i has an excellent understanding of scale. The public spaces are open and airy without feeling overblown. There is a great connection to the gorgeous pool and gardens, and the bedrooms have a warm and cozy scale perfect for deep sleep.


Do Not Disturb

I like to call this bathroom the “Do Not Disturb Room” – because thank you very much, I’ll be in here for a few hours, so you’ll just have to go to one of the other 2 gorgeous bathrooms in the house:


Video Tour

Fore more high res pictures and a beautiful video tour of the property, check out Modern on Maui’s feature of this rare property.

Please contact me if you would like to schedule a showing of this house. Photography by Travis Rowan of Living Maui Photography.

Liam S. Ball, R(S)
808.280.7809 (Call or Text)

This property is currently listed for sale by Coldwell Banker Island Properties.

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September 13, 2014

I have to agree, this is one beautiful home! I can see why it’s already under contract.


September 13, 2014

I have to agree, this is one beautiful home! I can see why it’s already under contract.

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