Casa Kona from Legorreta + Legorreta
The American couple who commissioned it had fallen in love with the contemporary work of Mexican architecture firm Legorreta + Legorreta.
I can understand that.
The result has something of the playful and gorgeous use of color and shape in stucco seen in work that we covered last year: a true masterpiece in the Legorreta + Legorreta SotoGrande.
The shapes in the Casa Kona are bold and imbued with rich color.
But for the most part, this house, for an art collecting couple in Hawaii, has none of the crazy exuberance of his Sotogrande House.
What it has instead is a classical rhythm and composure, providing a setting for the magnificent artwork and the glorious view.
While stuffed with sumptuous art treasures, the house simultaneously confronts the true edge of a vast Pacific.
In this way it straddles the world of nature and of artifice.
“There is a special satisfaction in being an accomplice to the happiness with which a pair of friends enjoy a work of architecture, a beautiful friendship which develops every day” he says.
A deeply private home, almost a fortress, in a gorgeous part of the world.