A Hawaii Kai Marina Home Gets a Nautical Upgrade

This retreat, with its comfortable, open, beachy design has us all tied up in knots.

Picture yourself waking up each morning beside the water, cooking breakfast in a bright and airy kitchen, enjoying coffee on a covered lanai and strolling across a dock to board a boat to set out for a day on the water.

This is the daily lifestyle Vivian and Larry Grasse envisioned when they decided to buy a home on Hawaii Kai’s Spinnaker Isle, a small community of mostly single-story houses built in the late 1960s.

It was an opportunity to retire to the waterfront lifestyle they had always loved, one they had enjoyed as newlyweds in California. Now in a new chapter of life and with their adult children and young grandchildren living nearby, this retreat seemed to be an ideal fit.