The house, designed by Ettore Sottsass, has never gone on the market before.
Photo: Trade Winds Photography

Incredible Ettore Sottsass–Designed House in Hawaii Lists for $9.8 Million

The famed Italian architect designed every aspect of the home, down to the flatware and dishes

A house masterminded by famed architect and designer Ettore Sottsass has hit the market for $9.8 million. It is the first time that the three-bedroom Hawaiian retreat has ever been up for sale.

One of seven residences designed by Sottsass (and one of just three in the United States), the colorful home was completed in 1997 and boasts majestic views of the nearby Pacific Ocean. Sottsass, who rose to fame in the 1980s by spearheading the Memphis design movement, created virtually everything inside as well, from furniture and objects to the dishes, flatware, glasses, and even the stationery and pens. (These custom goods are also for sale, to be negotiated separately.)

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The 2,500-square-foot dwelling was commissioned by the current owners, Lesley Bailey and Adrian Olabuenaga, who worked with Sottsass while launching their accessories brand, ACME Studio. The half-acre property sits on the gentle slope of Haleakala, in Maui’s highly sought-after Kula district. Sottsass also designed the property’s landscape, which is organic and based on permaculture theory.

The property is listed with Becky Hanna through Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sottsass designed the house and the surrounding landscape. Photo: Trade Winds Photography
Photos of the home have also been included in numerous Sottsass museum exhibitions. Photo: Trade Winds Photography
The house has sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and the nearby ocean. Photo: Trade Winds Photography
Virtually everything in the home, from furniture and objects to the dishes, flatware, glasses—even the stationery and pens—was designed by Sottsass. Photo: Trade Winds Photography
The Sottsass-designed furnishings are also for sale. Photo: Trade Winds Photography
The home’s colorful office. Photo: Trade Winds Photography
The house has three bedrooms. Photo: Sotheby's International Realty
The blush-toned bathroom off the master bedroom. Photo: Trade Winds Photography
An art-filled room in the house. Photo: Trade Winds Photography
A courtyard sits on the side of the house. Photo: Trade Winds Photography
The terrace offers breathtaking views of the surrounding vista and is decorated with furniture designed by Sottsass himself. Photo: Trade Winds Photography
The gated entrance to the house is surrounded by lush Hawaiian greenery. Photo: Trade Winds Photography


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