Hale Alani Residence, Kohanaiki

The Big Island, Hawai’i

There’s simply no place on earth like the Big Island of Hawai’i. Larger than all the other Hawaiian islands combined, with an area of 4,028 square miles – and still growing – it boasts the world’s tallest sea mountain (Mauna Kea), its most voluminous mountain (Mauna Loa), and the dramatic Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. An exotic mix of white, black, and green sand beaches and lush rainforests co-exist with active volcanoes, the blackest lava fields and the whitest snow-crowned mountains that truly must be seen to be believed.

The Alani Residences, designed Khoi Le of Glazer Le Architects, are an inspired collection of homes located between the 7th and 8th holes of the golf course. They are unique on the Big Island in terms of style and design sensibility. On the exterior, the homes feature distinctive copper roofs and western red cedar or stucco walls. Inside, they have spacious bedrooms and guest suites connecting to an open-concept great room and kitchen. Sliding mahogany doors open the interior to the lānai and private yard, creating a seamless indoor/outdoor living space.