Frank Lloyd Wright Design right here on Maui!

Do you love architecture? Have you heard of famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)?

Today I attended a conference at the King Kamehameha Golf Course in Waikapu. This is a private golf course, but from time to time there are functions at the club house. It sure is an interesting building. Someone at my table informed me that Frank Lloyd Wright had originally designed this building (in a smaller form) for Marilyn Monroe and her husband Arthur Miller. What? Surely they didn't need a house this size?

This prompted a bit of digging and I found a brochure with lots more info. And yes, while the house wasn't originally designed for Marilyn Monroe, it was pitched to her in 1957. However, she didn't end up going with this design.

In the late 80s the original design was modified and increased in size to build this club house with a total building area of approximately 74,000 sq ft. According to the brochure two thirds of the structure are actually under ground. Do check their website for better pictures of the building itself!

If you have the opportunity, check it out. It is quite something, and the bi-coastal views up here are just amazing! And if you are like to golf, they do have a 'guest for a day' program - try out the course for $170 plus tax per person.