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At Home stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

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Cool Pools

David Leadbetter video golf lessons in four chapters.Dip into three distinctive Maui pools--and hear what the experts say you should know before you build your own. Make a statement.
plantation style bedroom

A Passion For The Past

A plantation inspired Maui home designed with the charm of yesteryear. Lilikoi Lani Farm was refurbished by Robert Adolph in Haiku Maui, named after the lilikoi flower.

Nowhere Better

Antique charm and elegant decor fills this historic Upcountry home that was once a retreat for World War II servicemen and a well known Maui family.
Haiku house

Keepers of History

The first thing you notice is a generous white split-rail rambling along the roadside, offering tantalizing glimpses of smooth green lawns, majestic old shade trees, and a pretty white gazebo where lemonade might be served on a hot summer’s day...
Paia Maui beachfront home

A Home by the Sea

Location gives this beach home the privacy of a seaside retreat, even though it’s only a stroll away from the bustle of Pā‘ia town.
lahaina island oasis

Island Oasis

A homeowner/tree farmer brings back green acres to a dry Lāhainā hillside.
Mailko Retreat

Maliko Retreat

This short-term rental is long on history.

House of the Rising Sun

Smart design and the latest sustainable-energy technology make this home thrive in Ha‘ikū’s windward weather while generating almost all of its own power.
maui remodel

The Right Remodel

MNKO’s home and garden advice column
upcountry Maui home

Old Charmer

Built in 1935, this restored Upcountry Maui home displays works by artists and craftspeople from around the world—and from just down the street.
Maui homes

A Diamond in the Rough

A ragtag property gets a modern makeover by a real estate developer who never says never.
Kula home

Living History

A lovingly restored Upcountry home stands the test of time.
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A Home for the Holidays

A historic Maui dwelling entertains the spirit of Christmases past and present
tropical orchids

Specific Beauty

Supermarket-variety orchids are a far cry from their feral parents. At Tropical Orchid Farm in Haiku, Jeffrey Parker and Kathy Klett propagate the ancestral species.
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The Way Home

Mindful design leads to a residence in harmony with nature.
Maui home Asian decor

Marrakech on Maui

How a Maui designer translated his clients’ love for foreign lands, creating an exotic oasis on the island’s southern shore.
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A Finely-Crafted Home

This luxury renovation reveals distinction in the details—handcrafted woodwork that could be 100 years old.
amazing jungle shower

The Outdoor Shower

When was the last time you bathed out of doors, feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin, watching the wind dance in the trees, or the stars play hide-and-seek with the clouds?
color

Don’t Be Afraid of Color

In praise of paint: The right use of color can accentuate an architectural detail or favorite possession, and create a sense of spaciousness or cozy warmth.
orchids

Orchid Obsession

Orchids have a strange capacity for overstimulating otherwise sensible people. Especially on Maui.
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When Design Takes Flight

This American Institute of Architects (AIA) Maui Chapter award-winning home combines ancient Hawaiian building practices with vernacular Japanese architecture.

Tricks to Transforming a Room

In his home-and-garden advice column, certified designer Rick Cowan shares helpful tips on how to optimize space even with limited square footage.
Blu Homes

The Unfolding Home

Technology based on the centuries-old art of origami may soon change the kinds of buildings we call home.
Haiku kitchen

Where the Water Falls

Life by a Maliko Gulch waterfall is anything but ordinary.
wood veneer

Beautifully Sustainable

Ed Takayesu of Maui Custom Woodworks shows us how to utilize the beauty of wood in design while remaining environmentally friendly at the same time.

Homes for the Holidays

From West Side opulence to Upcountry charm, these three Maui homes offer exceptional spaces for entertaining. Tidings and comfort to deck the holidays.
maui condo renovation

A Perfect Fit: Condo Makeover

Good things do come in small packages — with planning and care.

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