Perched on a private peninsula overlooking the clear blue waters of Honolua Bay and Mokule’ia Bay in Kapalua, the oceanfront estate AURA combines award winning architectural design with the work of Master Photographer, Peter Lik.
A renowned artist with a discerning eye for beauty, Peter has captured the most beautiful landscapes around the world. When searching for an island getaway, he selected AURA for his personal retreat, transforming it into a living work of art. This ultimate intersection of art and architecture showcases eight of Peter’s photographic masterpieces and the architecture of Tom Kundig, of Olson Kundig Architects.
Situated on 6.5-acre conservation zoned rocky bluff, traditional island design has been expanded upon, modernized, using the latest in sustainable architecture.
The traditional surf hut is reimagined as three separate huts, each private but connected: a Main Living Area with media room, a Guest Wing, and a Master Suite with a den/lounge.
Rammed earth walls and cement floors, combined with skillful design, allow for the natural Pacific breeze to effortlessly ventilate each hut. The outside is brought in, as 80 feet of steel-framed glass doors controlled by hydraulics open to completely transform and expand the living space. AURA harmoniously merges art and architecture with its tropical surroundings.