Now listed for the first time, this colorful abode by design legend Ettore Sottsass offers the perfect excuse to say aloha to the Hawaiian life.

A collage of brightly colored geometric volumes comprise the Ettore Sottsass–designed residence of Lesley Bailey and Adrian Olabuenaga, proprietors of jewelry and accessories company ACME Studio. Completed in 1997, it’s one of few private commissions designed by the Italian architect, who passed away in 2007.

Designed by Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, Casa Olabeunaga is a beautiful, vibrant home located in Maui, Hawaii. Commissioned by its current owners, Lesley Bailey—founder of jewelry and accessories brand ACME Studio—and her husband, Adrian Olabuenaga, the two-level abode is nestled on the top of a gently sloping 3,400-foot-high hill in Maui’s sought-after Kula district, and overlooks the Pacific Ocean, as well as four smaller islands.

A collage of brightly colored geometric volumes comprise the Ettore Sottsass–designed residence of Lesley Bailey and Adrian Olabuenaga, proprietors of jewelry and accessories company ACME Studio. Completed in 1997, it’s one of few private commissions designed by the Italian architect, who passed away in 2007.

A collage of brightly colored, geometric volumes comprise the Ettore Sottsass–designed residence of Lesley Bailey and Adrian Olabuenaga, proprietors of jewelry and accessories company ACME Studio. Completed in 1997, this home is one of few private commissions designed by the Italian architect, who passed away in 2007.

Photo: Mariko Reed

Measuring at 2,748 square feet, the home features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, and is marked by colorful and unusual details such as arched doorways, totemic, custom shelving, a cartoonish staircase with an oversized bannister, and a series of wall-mounted metal rungs in the master suite.  

A look at the Maui abode.

A look at the Maui abode. 

Photo by Mariko Reed

The residence was completed in 1997 and is composed of a collage of abstract shapes with bold, contrasting colors. 

Renzo Brugola, a Memphis designer and cabinetmaker, built the custom bed and headboard in the master bedroom. Sottsass designed both, as well as the yellow storage units, adding a door and lock to one of them "for the purpose of putting in our love letters," notes Adrian.

Renzo Brugola, a Memphis designer and cabinetmaker, built the custom bed and headboard in the master bedroom. Sottsass designed both, as well as the yellow storage units, adding a door and lock to one of them “for the purpose of putting in our love letters,” notes Adrian.

Photo: Mariko Reed

See the full story on Dwell.com: A Vibrant, Iconic Home Hits the Market in Hawaii For $9.8M

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