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Clifftop House with Angled Roof in Maui

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With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.
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  Slovenian expats Robert and Drazena Stroj spent many hours driving around different parts of the island in search of land before finding their cliffside oasis.
  Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

    Slovenian expats Robert and Drazena Stroj spent many hours driving around different parts of the island in search of land before finding their cliffside oasis.

    Photo by Cristóbal Palma.
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  “We sought to create a house that would not damage the environment and not be too visible,” says architect Tina Gregorič. A single zigzagging roof stretches over 5,380 square feet, doubling the area of the interior spaces and serving as an ideal spot for sunset cocktails and whale-watching.
  Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

    “We sought to create a house that would not damage the environment and not be too visible,” says architect Tina Gregorič. A single zigzagging roof stretches over 5,380 square feet, doubling the area of the interior spaces and serving as an ideal spot for sunset cocktails and whale-watching.

    Photo by Cristóbal Palma.
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  The clients cite Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mrs. Clinton Walker House in Carmel, California, as a very loose inspiration for the design of their house. From the deck off the kitchen and living area, Miha, nine years old, takes in an uninterrupted view of the Pacific Ocean.
  Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

    The clients cite Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mrs. Clinton Walker House in Carmel, California, as a very loose inspiration for the design of their house. From the deck off the kitchen and living area, Miha, nine years old, takes in an uninterrupted view of the Pacific Ocean.

    Photo by Cristóbal Palma.
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  Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti, along with resident Robert Stroj, designed most of the furnishings in the house, including the speakers, wall cabinet, and dining table. The beanbag pouffes are by Slacker Sack and the Chair-One dining chairs are by Konstantin Grcic for Magis. The stucco used on the walls was custom made from a mixture of white concrete, coral sand, dune sand, and lime.
  Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

    Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti, along with resident Robert Stroj, designed most of the furnishings in the house, including the speakers, wall cabinet, and dining table. The beanbag pouffes are by Slacker Sack and the Chair-One dining chairs are by Konstantin Grcic for Magis. The stucco used on the walls was custom made from a mixture of white concrete, coral sand, dune sand, and lime.

    Photo by Cristóbal Palma.
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  Miha hangs out with Kea, the dog, on the wooden deck that extends the living space outdoors.
  Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

    Miha hangs out with Kea, the dog, on the wooden deck that extends the living space outdoors.

    Photo by Cristóbal Palma.
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  Bamboo plywood is used throughout the house for all integrated furniture, including the kitchen cabinets. The pendant lights are prototypes designed by Jamie McLellan for Tom Dixon and the stools are by Konstantin Grcic for Magis.
  Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

    Bamboo plywood is used throughout the house for all integrated furniture, including the kitchen cabinets. The pendant lights are prototypes designed by Jamie McLellan for Tom Dixon and the stools are by Konstantin Grcic for Magis.

    Photo by Cristóbal Palma.
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  Clifftop House Floor Plan
A Open KitchenB Dining RoomC Living RoomD Master BedroomE Kids’ BedroomF GuestroomG BathroomH Home OfficeI Sail Loft and WorkshopJ Deck
  Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

    Clifftop House Floor Plan


    A Open Kitchen
    B Dining Room
    C Living Room
    D Master Bedroom
    E Kids’ Bedroom
    F Guestroom
    G Bathroom
    H Home Office
    I Sail Loft and Workshop
    J Deck

    Photo by Cristóbal Palma.
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  “In this house, the roof is the only facade—the rest is dissolved beneath it.” —Architect Aljoša Dekleva
  Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

    “In this house, the roof is the only facade—the rest is dissolved beneath it.” —Architect Aljoša Dekleva

    Photo by Cristóbal Palma.
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  In the master bedroom, a basic platform bed and Ikea wall lights keep the attention on the ocean views afforded by the floor-to-ceiling windows.
  Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

    In the master bedroom, a basic platform bed and Ikea wall lights keep the attention on the ocean views afforded by the floor-to-ceiling windows.

    Photo by Cristóbal Palma.
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  There are no paints, lacquers, or polyurethane finishes used anywhere in the house. Indoors and out, the materials were kept simple: The exterior walls and roof are oiled ipe, selected for its hardness and weather resistance.
  Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

    There are no paints, lacquers, or polyurethane finishes used anywhere in the house. Indoors and out, the materials were kept simple: The exterior walls and roof are oiled ipe, selected for its hardness and weather resistance.

    Photo by Cristóbal Palma.

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