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Photo By Kyle Rothenborg, Courtesy of Peter Vincent Architects

This award-winning Hawaii Kai Marina house is built to resemble a boat

Peter Vincent Architects takes a marina house on a nautical voyage.

Dry docked on the waterfront streets of Hawaii Kai Marina, a single-family house was about to undergo a complete transformation. Its marble interior, fountains and split-level floors did not fit the new owners’ taste, feeling they were out of place in the neighborhood. 

Despite their desire to jump ship on the house’s design, the homeowners wanted to find an architect who could retain its structure while completely transforming its aesthetic. They cast a wide net for their mayday call and reeled in one architect that was willing to work with them on their vision: Peter Vincent Architects. All other architects they met with recommended tearing down and building new.