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Slaughterhouse Beach House

Designed by Olson Kundig and formerly owned by renowned landscape photographer Peter Lik, the Slaughterhouse Beach House is a stunning mix of architecture and natural beauty. The home is perched on a West Maui cliff and split into three connected huts, one for guests, one for the bedrooms, and one for the main living area. The latter is notable for its twin window walls that lift up and out of the way at the push of a button, opening the space to the sea on one side and the mountains on the other, and the enormous kitchen counter that extends out through the space and onto the Brazilian hardwood deck. Each one of the huts benefits from the shape of their corrugated, zinc-coated aluminum roofs, which were formed to use the constant breeze as a vacuum, sucking hot air out and letting cool air in. Yet it's the surrounding landscape that's the real star, especially the world-class views of the sun setting over Moloka'i, and the rocky shoreline below.

Photos: Olson Kundig