This Is the Honolulu Penthouse of Your Dreams

Scout Regalia stocks a sun-drenched Hawaiian penthouse for easygoing living with formal possibilities

In the dining room, a Lindsey Adelman chandelier suggests a constellation shining above a custom dining table that appears to extend from the sandy shoreline. Holly Hunt chairs in ebonized wood and leather upholstery play off the neutral palette of material contrast.
In the dining room, a Lindsey Adelman chandelier suggests a constellation shining above a custom dining table that appears to extend from the sandy shoreline. Holly Hunt chairs in ebonized wood and leather upholstery play off the neutral palette of material contrast.
This Is the Honolulu Penthouse of Your Dreams

Perched 23 floors above the picturesque Honolulu shoreline, views of the ocean, mountains, and city architecture arrest the eye from every perspective. “Because of this unique vantage point, we wanted to bring warm textures and materials into the project while incorporating our clients’ modern and clean aesthetic,” explain Makoto Mizutani and Benjamin Luddy of Scout Regalia, the Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary design practice tasked with outfitting a 4,000-square-foot new construction suite as a comfortable vacation home while maintaining sleek sophistication.

It was a really good pairing between our clients' expectations and our take on what they could do with the space.”

–Makoto Mizutani

The formal sitting room functions as a transitional space between the living and dining areas, an ideal spot in which to observe a sweeping sunset; Beside the dining area, Phase Design wireframe barstools at the kitchen island offer a graceful transition between the two areas, maintaining a dark frame and incorporating lighter upholstery; Two custom Scout Regalia media cabinets in curly figured maple with sliding panel details are designed to be linked together. 
The formal sitting room functions as a transitional space between the living and dining areas, an ideal spot in which to observe a sweeping sunset; Beside the dining area, Phase Design wireframe barstools at the kitchen island offer a graceful transition between the two areas, maintaining a dark frame and incorporating lighter upholstery; Two custom Scout Regalia media cabinets in curly figured maple with sliding panel details are designed to be linked together. 
This Is the Honolulu Penthouse of Your Dreams

To do this, the designers established a palette of custom furniture pieces, classic vintage finds, and distinctive finishes. “We designed the interiors to create a uniquely familiar space for our clients that could vacillate between formal and casual.” As the homeowners’ second residence, the family required a floorplan equally suited to entertaining business contacts as well as hosting visiting family members in the three-bedroom penthouse.

This Is the Honolulu Penthouse of Your Dreams
This Is the Honolulu Penthouse of Your Dreams

Timeless forms, such as a B&B Italia living room sectional, are done in contemporary finishes – like the navy blue leather on blackened legs. “It's a bold take on a standard and it just seems perfect for this space next to the ocean on the warm floor,” describes Mizutani. Earthy counterpoints of wicker and natural wovens, like midcentury Franco Albini rattan poufs, are reintroduced intermittently as a reminder of place - yet the aesthetic remains far from a stereotypical tiki island scheme. “The couple didn't necessarily want that, and the site didn't necessarily speak to that even though you have a view of the beach,” Mizutani shares.

This Is the Honolulu Penthouse of Your Dreams
In the main living room (above), a classic B&B Italia sectional fitting of the expansive penthouse view is given a contemporary update in navy leather. “It's a bold take on a standard, and it just seems perfect for this space next to the ocean on the warm floor,” explains Mizutani. The master bedroom has a palette of dark woods to reference the floor for a calm and conservative mood. 
In the main living room (above), a classic B&B Italia sectional fitting of the expansive penthouse view is given a contemporary update in navy leather. “It's a bold take on a standard, and it just seems perfect for this space next to the ocean on the warm floor,” explains Mizutani. The master bedroom has a palette of dark woods to reference the floor for a calm and conservative mood. 

This project was unique in that we did really pull a lot of our strengths together.”

–Benjamin Luddy

Through a collaborative process, an ideal course was charted integrating both formality and relaxation, exploring color and material, and identifying singular pieces that would incorporate the organic feeling of the island while remaining crisp, airy, and elegant. “The client wanted a space with nice pieces rather than architectural surfaces,” Luddy reveals. “We chose to go with a clean white wall to let the views and beautiful koa floor speak harmoniously with the furniture.” Selecting the proper finishes for decorative elements proved essential in striking a clean modern mood, as the deep, rich hardwoods - a main feature of the space - tend to give off a more traditional impression when paired with darker finishes. “We found that more often than not, we needed to politely contrast and use lighter woods to accent the floor,” Luddy continues. “Not try to compete with it, but also not stand in the way of it.”

This Is the Honolulu Penthouse of Your Dreams
An area rug from Woven Accents, like many accents in the space, gives off a neutral impression from a distance, but there are unique details to be discovered upon closer inspection. The carpet is composed of vibrant recycled silk saris woven into the texture, incorporating the rich blue tone of the sectional. A custom low coffee table made of Scout Regalia’s signature curly figured maple is set in a powder-coated aluminum perimeter. And in the dining area, Scout Regalia designed the faceted-edge dining table of the same curly figured maple used elsewhere. “It’s a geometric play on a live edge table,” says Luddy. 
An area rug from Woven Accents, like many accents in the space, gives off a neutral impression from a distance, but there are unique details to be discovered upon closer inspection. The carpet is composed of vibrant recycled silk saris woven into the texture, incorporating the rich blue tone of the sectional. A custom low coffee table made of Scout Regalia’s signature curly figured maple is set in a powder-coated aluminum perimeter. And in the dining area, Scout Regalia designed the faceted-edge dining table of the same curly figured maple used elsewhere. “It’s a geometric play on a live edge table,” says Luddy. 
This Is the Honolulu Penthouse of Your Dreams

The designers enhanced the dynamic tension between traditional and contemporary appearance with custom casegoods tailored to the spot. “We always think about furniture design as miniature architecture projects,” says Mizutani. “We go about it by understanding our client’s needs, how it's appropriate to the site or to the interior, and working with that balance.”

This Is the Honolulu Penthouse of Your Dreams
A dining table and chairs from the Kettal collection by Patricia Urquiola can be taken inside when tropical winds pick up. “Our client wanted to bring this feel of Hawaii, or this island way of living, to the space - but very carefully,” says Luddy. “These chairs in particular really brought the texture of the island.”
A dining table and chairs from the Kettal collection by Patricia Urquiola can be taken inside when tropical winds pick up. “Our client wanted to bring this feel of Hawaii, or this island way of living, to the space - but very carefully,” says Luddy. “These chairs in particular really brought the texture of the island.”
This Is the Honolulu Penthouse of Your Dreams

With an original composition of custom works, exclusive objects, and time-honored furniture, Scout Regalia created “an exemplary project combining the pieces we've designed and sourced,” says Mizutani, “And having those two aesthetics meet together.” All overlooking the stunning natural setting, its vital influence is strongly supported.

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