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Armstrong Builders Receives Gold Nugget Award For Makaliʻi At Wailea

HONOLULU (May 16, 2023) – Armstrong Builders recently received a 2023 Gold Nugget Merit Award in the Best Multi-Family Housing Community category for Makali‘i at Wailea. Located in Wailea, Maui, the 68 uniquely designed townhomes are spread across 17 acres overlooking Maui’s southeastern coast.

“We’re extremely proud to receive this national recognition for Makali‘i at Wailea,” said James Keller, president of Armstrong Builder. “As one of only three Hawaii projects recognized, it’s a true testament to the quality of craftsmanship and service for which our company is known.”

Designed in a style described as “Mid-Century Modern Hawaiian,” these two- and three-bedroom homes offer the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. The architecture is a showcase of the Hawaiian ideals of sustainability, community and respect. The clean lines blend into the hillside with open floor plans mimicking the expanse of the island itself. 

There are four different floor plans featuring open, spacious living areas, large lanai and ceilings sloping upward from nine feet at the entrance to a full 13 feet culminating in a full glass wall facing the ocean views. Some of the unique finishes include a copper roof, ipe courtyard deck, a ceramic tile lanai, Breezeway windows and coral exterior accents. 

Every unit has an entry courtyard and lanai, perfect for dining and entertaining. The kitchen is smartly designed for efficiency and casual dining and features a Viking range, dishwasher and in-cabinet microwave. 

Among the many amenities of the gated community is the private Makali‘i Residents’ Club, which offers stunning views from its perch atop the hillside. The Club features a reflective infinity pool, a culinary area and pavilion, a state-of-the-art gym with locker rooms and a relaxing sauna, and walking paths leading to micro parks planted with native vegetation. Renowned artist Satoru Abe created a sculpture for Makali‘i, which is displayed at the entry to the Club.

The Gold Nugget Awards recognize excellence and innovation in architectural design. Currently in its 60th year, the Gold Nugget Awards are open to builders, architects, and land planners with communities and projects in the U.S. and all international countries.