Massive Sliding Doors Connect a Hawaii Home to Its Mountainside Setting

An off-grid getaway on O‘ahu produces all of its own electricity and opens wide to the landscape.

O‘ahu’s North Shore is known for its epic surf, but it wasn’t the big waves that drew Sara and James Davis. It was a mountain—specifically Mount Ka‘ala, the island’s highest peak. The couple and their three children, who live an hour away in Honolulu, dreamed of a getaway in the area’s quiet interior. "We’re nature people," James explains. "We love to be out on hiking trails, mountain biking, or under the shade of mango trees." 

Join Dwell+ to Continue

Subscribe to Dwell+ to get everything you already love about Dwell, plus exclusive home tours, video features, how-to guides, access to the Dwell archive, and more. You can cancel at any time.

Try Dwell+ for FREE

Already a Dwell+ subscriber? Sign In

Kelly Vencill Sanchez
Contributing Editor
Dwell's Los Angeles-based contributing editor, Kelly has also written about design and architecture for Architectural Digest, Coastal Living and Luxe.


Last Updated