Bento Makalei

Honolulu, Hi, US
Vladimir Ossipoff Plays With Angular Planes and the Cool Tradewinds of Diamond Head

On Oahu's lush South Shore, one can find a historic treasure (if they know where to look). This home, originally built for an eye doctor in Honolulu, is full of optical appeal, Japanese Modernist style, and a blending of indoors and out at every glimpse.

Its architect, Vladimir Ossipoff, was regarded as “The master of Hawaii modern architecture” and eco-conscious design was one of his hallmarks. As such, by building the home on a slope of Diamond Head, he capitalized on the island trade winds, while framing the exceptional ocean views.

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Comprised of two structures, the property offers plenty of space and independence for groups or families traveling with a nanny or teenagers. It has a total of four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, and can accommodate up to 11 guests.

The main residence of this vacation home rental in Hawaii consists of a bedroom suite with a living area, office, laundry room and kitchen, opening up to a lanai with a sweeping panorama of the Pacific Ocean.

Cross over into the second dwelling and find two bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry room, plus your own lanai and a separate living space with its own entrance.

All throughout, you'll be treated to open-air spaces with subtle Japanese touches like shoji screens. In the sunken living room with a solarium-like glass ceiling, there are stone walls, plants and a wonderfully angular sofa. Here, you might slip a vinyl onto the record player or opt for a more hi-fi listening experience by connecting to the Sonos system. In the dining room, a custom round dining table converts into a bright red felt-topped poker table, while a chef-grade kitchen is equipped with everything from a Sub Zero refrigerator to an indoor grill.

The bedrooms have wonderful woodworking detail, high, slanted ceilings and built-in bookshelves and armoires; characteristic of Ossipoff's other works.

Outdoors, the zen-like gardens include a lava rock bonfire pit, where you can sit on rocks-as-stools. Alternatively, relax under the 100 year old banyan tree, or head up to the rooftop deck to watch the big orange ball drop over Waikiki.

There is also a a cool built-in television in the outdoor living room, perfect for watching movies at night, though day side, be sure to turn it off and catch the reflection of the opposite palm trees instead.

Sustainability was a key consideration, and local and natural furnishings, materials, and products feature everywhere possible.

Catch the Aloha spirit in this remarkable historic home, best enjoyed with friends and family.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Kayaks, surf and boogie boards, snorkeling and camping gear are provided. Airport pickup is offered along with usage of the house Tesla. This home offers full concierge service and can arrange for yoga, personal training, massage, grocery delivery and private chef services. Outdoor Kamado grill, wine refrigerators stocked for purchase. Complimentary amenities are Nespresso pods, local beer and snacks.

The bedrooms and baths are fitted with linen sheets and towels from Citron and Date, an Oahu based mother and daughter owned company. All baths offer personal care products from Protea Zero Waste, an ethically, sustainably sourced company in Kailua.

Discover the Legacy of Ossipoff

Bento Makalei was built into the dorsal fin-like ridges of Diamond Head, which is actually a volcanic tuff cone. The property is an easy walking distance of Makalei Beach, several great restaurants, Waikiki, Kapiolani Park, Honolulu Zoo, and Diamond Head Park.

If you find yourself fancying your unique architecture, you might also check out Ossipoff's other notable Hawaiian Modernism works in the Diamond Head area, including the Goodwill House, a 1953-built home designed for a prominent Honolulu attorney, and the chapel at Punahou School, which allows swim-in rights to the koi fish who live in the lily pond it is situated on. His Liljestrand House offers a tour.

LOCATION

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Nearest Airport: Honolulu International (18.5 miles)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round

 
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Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
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Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
Bento Makalei - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | vacation home rentals | vacation home rentals
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Bento Makalei
Honolulu, Hi, US
Japanese-Influenced Hawaiian Modernism

On Oahu's lush South Shore, one can find a historic treasure (if they know where to look). This home, originally built for an eye doctor in Honolulu, is full of optical appeal.

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Overview House Tesla available. Personal care products from Protea Zero Waste, a local Hawaiian company. Beds and baths are fitted with linen sheets and towels from Citron and Date a mother | daughter owned local co. Local snacks and beer.
TV Yes
Air Conditioning Yes
Kitchen Yes
Internet Yes
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Suitable for Events Yes
Bedrooms 4
Bed Type 2 Built in Punee in LR and a blow up bed.
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Bathrooms 3.5
Accommodates 11
Kid-Friendly
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Min. Stay 10 nights
Check-In Flexible
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Cleaning $800
Tax 0.00 % for total rate
Sec. Deposit Due No security deposit required
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
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