With spectacular views overlooking Kailua-Kona harbor, this vacation residence on the Big Island takes full advantage of its terraced site. The house is designed to capitalize on the tropical climate through passive means. Large overhangs cover expansive lanais and keep the interior rooms cool, while louvered panels provide privacy and maximize natural ventilation. Solar panels capture the sun for power and hot water. Somewhat traditional in form, the finishes and details reflect the clients sustainable and contemporary lifestyle.