Maui House Makena, Maui, Hawaii, USA Designed 1998 with Nick Milkovich Architects A dramatic open plan house with stepped cantilevered slabs with continuous planters at the edges perched on the lava rock formations of the western shore of Maui. The site is 60 feet wide with a 245-foot long water frontage. The view is spectacular from the seamless glass windows and the house has a ship-like quality when viewed from the ocean. The floors are concrete with polished granite pavers. The exterior walls are sandblasted coloured concrete with top-hung stacking glass. The interior walls are also sandblasted coloured concrete with a plaster finish. The house is 4,500 square feet with a guesthouse (Ohana) and garage of 1500 square feet. The Maui House was commissioned by the manager of David Bowie, and was reportedly used as a vacation home by both of them. A state-of-the-art recording studio was built into a lower floor, and in the living room a concert-quality sound system was hidden behind fabric panels, along with a giant video screen which lowered from the ceiling.