Modern Hawaii House Built on Lava Flow

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July 25, 2014
Originally published in Modern Across America
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  The defining gesture of a house on the Big Island of Hawaii by architect Craig Steely is a 139-foot-long, four-foot-tall concrete beam spanning the roof. Owners Craig Mayer and Rick Penland relax on the lanai, or porch.

    The defining gesture of a house on the Big Island of Hawaii by architect Craig Steely is a 139-foot-long, four-foot-tall concrete beam spanning the roof. Owners Craig Mayer and Rick Penland relax on the lanai, or porch.

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  The pool juts out perpendicularly from the main house; the land was bulldozed to become level with the concrete pavers. 

    The pool juts out perpendicularly from the main house; the land was bulldozed to become level with the concrete pavers

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  The couple entertain friends on one of several lanais that Steely added. The chaises are from Target. 

    The couple entertain friends on one of several lanais that Steely added. The chaises are from Target

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  The pool continues inward past the guest wing and runs beneath a small concrete bridge separating the public and private spaces. Steely credits contractor Mike Lynch with helping to engineer this feat of site-poured concrete. 

    The pool continues inward past the guest wing and runs beneath a small concrete bridge separating the public and private spaces. Steely credits contractor Mike Lynch with helping to engineer this feat of site-poured concrete

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  A hanging chair takes up a corner of the lounge–guest room. 

    A hanging chair takes up a corner of the lounge–guest room. 

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  The couple gather in the central dining room, with a bamboo table by Greenington and chairs from West Elm. The pendants are by Mark Chai Arts; the tapestry is by Máximo Laura. 

    The couple gather in the central dining room, with a bamboo table by Greenington and chairs from West Elm. The pendants are by Mark Chai Arts; the tapestry is by Máximo Laura. 

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  Lava Flow 7 Floor Plan:  A    Carport B    Master Bathroom C    Master Bedroom D    Kitchen E    Dining Room F     Living Room G    Lanai H    Lounge–Guest Room I    Bathroom J    Bedroom K    Pool L    Outdoor Shower

    Lava Flow 7 Floor Plan: 

    A    Carport

    B    Master Bathroom

    C    Master Bedroom

    D    Kitchen

    E    Dining Room

    F     Living Room

    G    Lanai

    H    Lounge–Guest Room

    I    Bathroom

    J    Bedroom

    K    Pool

    L    Outdoor Shower

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