The Heat Is On

Get Miami-chic with casual menswear

The casual observer may not find much to differentiate Honolulu and Miami style. Beaches and warm, tropical weather call for the comfort of casual tees and polos, linen, leisure and open-toe sandals at both locales.

The similarities end there. The ocean and earth tones and florals that characterize much of Hawaii apparel give way to vibrant and neon hues in Miami, where a sleek, retro style is informed by the city’s art deco architecture – clean, linear and modern – with generous splashes of Caribbean color and the fiery essence of Latin culture.

This spring and summer, eye-popping hues mix with sandy linens and bright whites to suit a modern-day Crockett or Tubbs.

On Location
Scoping out the details of 59 Kailuana

Located on Castle Point, 59 Kailuana is built on beachfront land that has historically been linked to the Castle family. It was part of an Ahupuaa, a Hawaiian parcel of land stretching from the mountains to the sea, which encompassed all the elements necessary for sustaining life. The property once housed a cattle ranch for Harold K.L. Castle, and in the 1930s, a caretaker’s home on the site was sent to Molokai’s leper colony.

Harold K.L. Castle made 59 Kailuana his primary residence, choosing the site for its orientation toward on-shore breezes. Today, the property still offers pristine vistas of Kailua Beach, with access to 2.5 miles of white sand.

The home at 59 Kailuana, built by developer Don Eovino and his team (development manager Mike McMahon and project manager Jimmy Davis), sits on a half-acre of property. It is designed in an L-shape, with the master bedroom and pool facing the ocean. This design deliberately captures sea breezes as they flow in a left-to-right pattern.

Natural materials were used to build the home, with wood imported from Indonesia. Southeast Asian touches are seen throughout, most notably in a striking granite rock tub and an ironwood Balinese cabana straddling the pool, which was assembled piece by piece.

“It’s an Island-style, contemporary home,” Eovino says. “(The design) allows the owner to enjoy indoor and outdoor living.”

The interior design and artwork selection were done by Hiroko Eovino, with an aesthetic likened to a Japanese tea house based on strategic principles of balance, proportion, color and style.

The five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom home is listed at $12.9 million. Furniture and accessories are available at a starting value of $150,000. Art on consignment is valued at $50,000.

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