The famed auction house’s blog details some of the finest real estate offerings in oceanfront modern architecture: from Malibu to Maui in the United States, as well as Sydney and the Côte d'Azur.
It’s no surprise AURA is included amongst these contemporary masterpieces. Designed by Tom Kundig of Kundig Olson Architects, the home was awarded the prestigious 2011 Grand Award by RADA, (Residential Architects Design Award).
“This house is just incredibly beautiful,” proclaimed one of the RADA judges. Perched on a private 6.5 peninsula overlooking the protected waters of Honolua Bay and Mokule’ia Bay, AURA is unlike any other home on Maui.
The innovative design reimagines the traditional surf hut, and 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 bedroom 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.
Rammed earth walls and cement floors, combined with strategically placed vents in the corrugated metal roofs, 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.
Mr. Lik is a renowned artist who 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 along with Tom Kundig’s award winning design in an unparalleled natural setting. Situated in the heart of Maui’s Kapalua Resort, the estate is surrounded by the Marine Life Conservation Districts of Mokuleia and Honolua Bays.
The Kapalua Resort offers championship golf courses, tennis, miles of hiking trails, award winning beaches, and fine dining, all within a stunning 22,000 acre setting that extends from the ocean to the West Maui Mountains Pu’u Kukui watershed, the largest private nature preserve in the state of Hawaii.
Since being listed by Island Sotheby’s International Realty, this spectacular oceanfront estate has garnered worldwide interest, and has been profiled on ArchitecturalDigest.com, Curbed.com, WSJ.com, BusinessInsider.com, as well as an article in the Wall Street Journal.