“Ohana”, by Red Hills Construction,
is an inviting transitional home that aims to connect the indoors with the
outdoors. The homeowners hail from the beautiful state of Hawaii, where the
term, ohana, means family. The Ohana’s single level floor plan was designed to
be a multigenerational home that promotes an open and welcoming
Upon entering the grand foyer,
visitors will be drawn to the Exemplar R Series fireplace that highlights
inclusion from the outside in. The see-through fireplace perfectly achieves the
homeowners’ desire to connect their outdoor patio to their interior living
space. In collaboration with Greylyn Wayne Interior Design, the Ohana house
features gorgeous rough sawn fir beams gracing the kitchen, dining room and
great room. Splashes of green and blue colorways punctuate otherwise neutral
backdrops, hinting at the homeowners’ tropical island roots. Skylights are
featured in both wings, and folding glass panel doors further blur the lines
between indoor and outdoor living.
Throughout the home, considerable
attention was given to universal access, aging in place features, including an
ADA compliant en suite, zero threshold showers, 60” wide corridors, one lever
faucets and 36” wide doors.
Extended eaves, premium wall
insulation, electric patio heaters, a hard-wired generator and radiant floor
heating ensure year round comfort and energy efficiency. Showcasing
considerable options for storage, the Ohana features five garage bays, a
built-in desk, custom walnut and alder cabinetry and shelves, walk-in closets
and two built-in entertainment centers. An appreciation towards sustainability
and fostering a natural wildlife habitat inspires the abundant plantings of
native trees and shrubs.
“Mahalo nui loa” (thank you very
much) for sharing in the delights of the Ohana home.