Lae Lae House

For this unique property, Philpotts Interiors were tasked with rebuilding and redesigning the historic 1932 residence, once owned by famed Hawaiian crooner Don Ho, for a fun-loving family of seven in Kamuela.

  • area / size 3,500 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Type House,
  • Tucked away in a sleepy cowboy town on Hawai’I, the home was originally the headquarters for a cattle ranch and later purchased by Ho. Steeped in history and imbued with charm, the property offers sweeping views of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai and the Alenuihaha Channel.

    The Philpotts team worked collaboratively with Aaron Spielman of Nanea Studios, overseeing architectural detailing, cabinet design, layout and furniture selections, as well as finishes, appliances, and hardware. The home’s sophisticated furnishings are elegant yet casual—and, most importantly, substantial enough to be child and pet friendly. Color palettes are earthy and subdued so the outside vistas can reign—the overall result is that of a beautiful and welcoming mountain home.

    Design: Philpotts Interiors
    Lead Designer: Avery Solmssen
    Photography: Olivier Koning