Hobbit House in Hawaii Is an Island Gem Dave Tonnes of PanaViz has photographed all sorts of very cool Hawaii homes. This particular home is very unique, and we wanted to share it with you. Dave's wife (me) and our daughter tagged along on this shoot. We were given a personal tour by the owners, who lovingly built this home. Hobbit House with the Ko'alau Mountain Range Behind it This magical home has become colloquially known by locals as "Hobbit House.” It is a whimsical abode that evokes Middle Earth in the midst of tropical Hawaii. Close to Waimanalo Beach It has a very desirable location, right across the street from Waimanalo Beach, which is consistently ranked as one of best beaches in the United States. It is located in South Western part of Oahu. Hobbit House Exterior It really is a storybook-style home with nooks and crannies with interesting detail all throughout. This home was artfully designed by the owners, who themselves hand crafted many parts of the home. Gorgeous Shingles I particularly loved the cedar shingles arranged in layers on the roof to resemble waves. The home owner pointed out the shingles, and joked about his state of mind when he was putting it in! The rustic 25-foot Ohia posts in the central foyer were flanked by lava rock. Entry Indonesian hardwoods, and a cantilevered staircase taking full advantage of ocean views. Kitchen The kitchen had so many interesting details, such as shells and rock fossils embedded in the counter-tops. Living Area One of the Bedrooms Another one of the bathrooms One of the bathrooms Fruit trees flourish in the garden, and there’s an outdoor hot tub nestled in the lush foliage, along with a koi pond and water feature built into a rock wall. Lanai Outdoor hot tub Koi pond Fountain David Tonnes is an architectural photographer based in Hawaii with a focus on capturing luxury homes.
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Interior Design Photography Interior design photography can some times take a back seat in a big project. As an architectural photographer, I capture the big picture. I take aerial photographs that show the location, layout and overall structure of a building. Then I focus on the facade and exteriors. I take photos from different elevations, vantage points and at different times of the day. Then I move on to the interiors. I take photos of living areas, the kitchen and bedrooms and more. I keep the verticals vertical. I try to showcase the life that will be had in a space. My photography shows the vision of the architect. The team or person that makes a place hospitable and inviting is the interior designer. They pick the furniture and furnishings. They select the lights and fixtures. They procure and install works of art. They showcase the creativity of known and unsung artists. They select products that only live in obscure catalogs. Focusing on the Small Details We work with many such designers, and try to take some time to photograph the little details of their work. Product Design PhotographyProduct Design Photography We especially love it when they win industry awards with our photos. Cheers to the interior and exterior designers out there! Interior Design Photography - PanaViz Photographer Hawaii Architectural Photographer, PanaViz provides photography services to hotels, resorts, commercial and residential real estate and luxury condominiums for lease in Hawaii and beyond. Our clients include architecture firms, developers, interior design firms, architectural design firms, marketing agencies, retails chains, hospitals, interior decorators, senior living communities, healthcare organizations, and schools. See our architecture photography here. See his Texas apartment photography services here. See award winning apartment photography here. See our resort photography here.
Our showcase of a small footprint, cozy Oahu home. Maluhia means "Peace" in Hawaiian and is in Kailua, known for its turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, Lounge on the terrace or enjoy a barbecued meal in the shaded outdoor dining area. Spend a lazy day in the property’s lagoon-shaped swimming pool complete with a waterfall feature and surrounding tropical greenery. Restful atmosphere with soft, neutral hued furnishing Open kitchen fully equipped with modern appliances, lots of counter space and a breakfast bar. Dining Living Area Cuddle up for a night in of movies. A lovely nook with cozy seating and writing desk. The master suite with a king-sized bed. A soaker tub in its spacious en-suite. Em-suite bathroom. King sized beds. Four bedrooms. Kids room. Jack and Jill Bathroom At night, head into the hot tub and soak under the stars. Honolulu real estate photography by PanaViz See Oahu vacation rental photography here Oahu real estate photography pricing here.