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Casa Kona from Legorreta + Legorreta

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According to the architect, the solidity and grandeur of Casa Kona was conceived over a dinner, and provided an opportunity to create a home for art for a perfectionist and discriminating client.

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The American couple who commissioned it had fallen in love with the contemporary work of Mexican architecture firm Legorreta + Legorreta.

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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.

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The shapes in the Casa Kona are bold and imbued with rich color.

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But for the most part, this house, for an art collecting couple in Hawaii, has none of the crazy exuberance of his Sotogrande House.

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What it has instead is a classical rhythm and composure, providing a setting for the magnificent artwork and the glorious view.

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While stuffed with sumptuous art treasures, the house simultaneously confronts the true edge of a vast Pacific.

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In this way it straddles the world of nature and of artifice.

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“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.

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A deeply private home, almost a fortress, in a gorgeous part of the world.

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