Hamakua Coast


This landscape design merges the client’s desire for a tropical resort like feel with the existing pastoral character of the Hamakua coast rural ranch lands. Situated on a 300 acre parcel just north of Hilo, the home sits in the midst of a working ranch and enjoys panoramic views of Mauna Kea and the Pacific Ocean. Landforms that surround the home are graded to manage storm water runoff from the driveway and roof and revert it back into the landscape. The landscape features a simple yet compelling plant palette that surrounds the home, a manicured lawn that then transitions into pasture grass and native Ohia, Hapu`u, Kukui and Hala trees that are reminiscent of the area’s native forest, to create a seamless continuum from home to regional setting.