When socialite and designer Tiana Torii and her husband Shin Torii (great-granddaughter of Suntory founder and billionaire Nobutada Saji) first purchased this home in Honolulu, Hawaii, they respected Japanese culture and I tried to create a Japanese-style residence that reflects. In both subtle and overt ways. Tiana, who led many of the home’s design decisions, wanted to express her love of high fashion and art in a playful way.
Known as Casa di Alta Moda, or High Fashion Home, this stunning single-family home was recently listed for $23 million and is located in a private gated community with incredible ocean views. The Clifftop Home has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and sits nearly 8,795 feet on half an acre of land.
When the couple first walked in the house a few years ago, they loved the location, but they demolished the house and spent the next two years rebuilding the residence to their exacting standards. has nearly all the amenities you could want, including a saltwater infinity pool, Jacuzzi, and commercial-grade movie theater with French linen walls, but it’s the design details that really stand out. There’s also a Farina-designed Snidero kitchen with stunning views of Diamond Head.
“We wanted the house to be all Japanese in essence, but with a modern twist,” says Tiana. forbes“We have made it possible for people who truly understand Japanese history and culture to understand all the hidden meanings. , which is why there will always be mutual love and respect between the two countries.”
The couple, both of Japanese roots, spend half the year in Paris before moving to the East Coast to cut down on travel time. Tiana is a regular at Paris fashion shows and part of the fashion world, so we wanted to bring aspects of her life into the home in a unique way.
She outfitted the home with custom furniture from major fashion houses, including a custom Bottega Veneta daybed. Fendi desk. Louis Vuitton benches, leather consoles, tables, chairs and wall installations. And a Hermès stool. She uses the fabric of her Chanel jacket to upholster Hermès Petite H her chairs with handles, and uses these handles in her closet as a tribute to French culture. She has also collected her pieces and fabrics from boutiques over the years. For example, she has upholstered a wall with her Chanel Lesage fabrics and another with her Louis Vuitton canvases. She also sourced furniture from classic luxury designers such as Mies van der Rohe, B&B Italia, Molteni, Eames and Cassina to name a few. The home is being sold fully furnished with no art so future buyers can enjoy all of these pieces.
“I chose classic furniture that never goes out of style as a fun and vibrant art backdrop,” she says. “Most of the fashion and art pieces are meant to brighten up your home. Because Hawaii is a mix of Western and Western cultures.The underlying theme of the house is East meets West.”
Works by Noguchi, Masami Teraoka, Takashi Murakami, and Hiroyuki Matsuura. Tiana collects works by Japanese artists who blend Eastern and Western cultures.
“‘Japonisme’ is a French term for the influence of Japanese art and architecture on Western artists in the late 19th century, from Monet to Van Gogh to Degas,” she says. “They were heavily influenced by Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Even Bearbrick is a fusion of East and West. Japanese company Medicom Toy works with brands such as Chanel and Fendi. During these collaborations, they were directed by Karl Lagerfeld, who loved Japan and Japanese pop culture.”
The home is very private and secure, with 24 hour security and automated German metal shutters for a lock and go lifestyle. Residents are just a short drive from the beach and some of Honolulu’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment.
“Living in Hawaii is paradise and the ocean views rejuvenate the soul,” she says. “I spent a lot of time in Paris, so Western design influences naturally blended with Hawaiian lightness. I wanted to take it home.”