An iconic house on the Puako shoreline, this roomy structure was built by the King family from Texas (owners of the King Ranch) in the late sixties. Puako long-timers still call it the King House, but the new owners have improved both structure and design without changing the comfortable sea-side character of the original family retreat.
How to make sure the new owners’ investment is supported by appropriate rentals? Good photography gains more rentals and those renters know it’s worth the premium fees. The current owners are very happy that the value of Kaiakea is evident in pictures I supplied in two visits to the house in 2013 and 2014.
As you can see there are some tricky angles to capture and the charm has to remain. I didn’t want to shoot such mannered images that the place lost its inviting character. On the other hand, to me, it’s a trophy place to stay. (Can I make that a phrase?) These were multiple-day sessions. In a house this big you can’t be in all the rooms at the precise moment the light is best on the ocean-facing side of the house. In addition, the exterior offered lovely approach and detail. So many good views, so little time!
Mahalo nui to 2 Papayas, LLC, the property’s management company, for the serious responsibility to make exciting images to promote this wonderful vacation house. A print brochure was produced from my shoots, and of course, Mary Fox of 2Papayas pursued all the on-line marketing she always does so well. Working as I do with full frame cameras gives designers of print materials great flexibility in their designs. In current high-end real estate this high-end capture quality is a requirement.