Beth McCormick fell in love with unusual architecture as a child, when she summered at the Onion House with her Auntie Dofeen. Beth later had the opportunity to purchase and renovate the Onion House, part of her family’s legacy, which has become a widely acclaimed example of Organic Architecture. Beth McCormick’s artwork has been collected internationally, and ranges from the natural splendor of feathered masks and shields, to landscapes and figures rendered in pastels and oils. The artwork and home have been chronicled in many television and print features, and her artwork has been shown in over 90 galleries nationwide and abroad. Her work is in many private collections, including the Michael Rosenberg Collection in London, and the Chris Hemmeter Collection in Hawaii. She also works to establish sustainability of the natural world through the Permaculture Foundation of Hawaii, of which she is a founding member.
Reviewed by Real Travelers
The historic 'Onion House,' built by the McCormick spice family, is a unique architectural treasure, with stunning visual aesthetics. With walls of screen and stained glass, light dances throughout the interior. At night, the translucent roof panels glow like twin Japanese lanterns. Two arched structures lie surrounded…
30 guest reviews
93% of guests would stay again
Left on Sep 29, 2011 for a stay in April 2011
I first saw the onion house on the travel channel, and I always wanted to stay there. It took me over 10 years to get there, but I made it. I am so glad we made sure to include it on our family vacation, even my hard to pleese teenagers were impressed by the details of the house.