Very Nicely Designed Vacation Home in Southwest Kauai

This reminds me of homes designed by Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan during the Arts and Crafts Movement in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1900s. Note the fine lava rock masonry work of the fireplace, the gentle curves at the ends of the rafters. Well designed, well built.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Very Nicely Designed Vacation Home in Southwest Kauai

  1. beautiful lava rock too. This must be in a place where the more frequent hurricanes don't come. As to me it also looks like it was built in the early 1900's. Hip roofs make the hurricanes better when the "wind doth bloooooooooooow."

  2. nice, thank you.

    would love to see pics of inside…….not that I am thinking you are going to knock on the door and offer your photo services, grin.

    looks like you must be having a excellent time, glad to see, nice to get the pics.

  3. I live in a house very similar to this–mine’s from a plan called “The Rimrock” that I found in Southern Living magazine back in the late 1980’s. I did mine as a Tudor cottage, and it’s actually the mirror of this one. Not saying this house isn’t actually old; just amazed to find one like mine “out in the wild!”

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