Ohana, meaning family in Hawaiian culture, was conceived of as a 2.57 acres single-family residential sanctuary. The project was created through close collaboration between … Read More
Ohana, the word for “family” in Hawaiian culture, was conceived of as a 2.57 acres single-family residential sanctuary. The project was created through close collaboration between the architect, landscape architect, and builder.
Deep sands, strong winds that carry the salt spray and occasional seawater inundation, made the use of native coastal plant species a priority for the windward side of the garden.
A beach and native dune were designed to replicate nearby ecosystems of the region. Views to the Gulf of Mexico are embraced, while the planting design creates privacy from the adjacent highway and neighboring residential properties.
Indigenous building materials used in the architecture were also incorporated into the landscape design to seamlessly meld the two, creating a relaxed harmony.
Every day is a vacation day in this beachside resort that feels like it has always been there.
Year of Completion
Longboat Key, Florida
Greg Wilson Photography