Tour This Coastal Chic Beach House in Lahaina
A family’s new modern home on Maui embraces indoor-outdoor living.
While searching for their future home, Julie and Tom Fuller stumbled upon a house built by Todd Boyd of Boyd Construction—and they were instantly inspired. Today, they enjoy gorgeous ocean and mountain views from their own new house in Lahaina.
“We fell in love with one of Todd’s homes in the neighborhood and asked him to create something similar, but custom for our family,” shares Julie. “Todd found the lot, we made changes and updates to the plans and began construction. The neighborhood is quiet, beautiful and offers incredible views of the island of Lanai.”
Everything fell into place after the homeowners saw the inspiration home. In addition to Boyd Construction, they also used that home’s architectural and interior designer, Linda Lange, a distinguished designer on Maui. Along with Boyd and Lange, Sarah Schmidt of Dwellingpoint Design was brought on as decorator and Gina Dunker of Pacific Source for the cabinetry design. Pacific Source was also utilized as one of the key material sources for the home.
“We told the team that we wanted the home to be small, nice, cool (modern) and to be centered around the view,” shares Julie. “Items that were important: clean lines, simple materials with as little maintenance as possible, modern design, minimalist thinking in décor and beautifully organized.”
The open-concept home features 1,000 square feet of space with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, living room and extensive outdoor space. “The lanai doubles the home’s footprint with an outdoor barbecue, dining table and lounge area, and we find we spend most of our time there,” says Julie.
“[A] clean, modern look, but with a bit of island feel was important to the client,” says Lange, adding that the homeowners came up with a list of items that they wanted, and the team worked within the budget and available square footage to get things done.
The home features polished concrete floors throughout; cool and warm tones are highlighted through wood accents, neutral furnishings and white cabinetry and built-ins.