by Staff Writer
on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 9:25am.
From the mystical marine works of Christian Riese Lassen to Curtis Wilson’s landscape paintings of lush Upcountry fields, Maui has inspired — and been home — to several acclaimed artists throughout the decades.
And there’s nothing more helpful for artists than being inspired by where they live — and better yet, to be able to work in the space they call home. Fortunately for those looking to live and make art on Maui, the island is home to several unique estates that offer workshops and art studios. The homes themselves are masterpieces. Here are some of our favorites:
315 Pauwela Road, Haiku, Hawaii 96708
Wake up to the sound of birds calling, and sip your coffee on the covered lanai, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna. This timeless estate has been carefully maintained and improved since 1931 — part of the Baldwin family’s legacy.
The estate is home to its own art studio, and is situated in one of the most private areas of Haiku. While taking a break from working on your masterpiece, take a dip in the pool, or enjoy the jacuzzi under Maui’s dark, starry nights.
70 Pono Road, Haiku, Hawaii 96708
Nothing helps creativity flow like being surrounded by Maui’s natural beauty. This exotic home is in perfect harmony with its serene, tropical surroundings. Nestled above a lush east-Maui gulch that opens to the Pacific Ocean, this home truly allows its residents to experience the island’s peaceful natural environment from tranquility and privacy.
A spacious art studio complements this unique estate, which is exquisitely designed with custom Ohia posts and vaulted cedar ceilings. There’s no doubt that this property is the ideal location to create art in the midst of Maui's tropical natural surrounding.
85 E Waipio Road, Haiku, Hawaii 96708
Take in the bright blues of the Pacific Ocean and vivid greens of Maui’s tropical flora and fauna. When surrounded by some of the most stunning natural wonders on island, it’s impossible not to be inspired to create art at this breathtaking Haiku estate.
Take a break from working in the private art studio on property to instead stroll along your private strip of Maui's north shore. In the evenings, the brightly colored sunset skies are enough to inspire a new art piece, which you can enjoy while taking a dip in the 40-foot saline pool.