Project Info

Hookela Place

Designed as a refuge for a California scuba diver seeking privacy, this home is set atop a 3-acre hilltop overlooking the majestic Kohala Coast.  The site proved a challenge, but a pre-engineering feasibility study and value-engineering produced a creative foundation system that allowed the home to be built with minimal grading.  With vast amounts of outdoor living space, a private office/retreat, and a regenerating salt-water pool, the homeowner got everything they asked for.  The owner’s favorite amenity?  To take advantage of North Kohala’s star-filled night sky, the owner was provided with an outdoor copper soaking tub off the master bath.

I am extremely pleased with my finished home.  I love all the creative ideas that got integrated in the project.  Tony and his team were a joy to work with.


Twelve years ago, Tony helped me create an oceanfront home of my dream and I returned to Tony once again in 2014 to make another island dream home a reality. We just finished that project and I could not be happier with the outcome. Tony is very creative in both designs and problem-solving ideas. He is flexible-minded, cost-conscious, and always emotionally-invested in the projects he works on. His designs are both functional and beautiful. He cares about and treats the homes he builds like they are his own. What more can you ask for in a person who builds your home?