A well-designed home for multigenerational living

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: RemodelRenovating

When members of a multigenerational household in Kailua decided on a new custom home by Homeworks Construction in lieu of remodeling the existing 45-year-old structure, they took advantage of an opportunity to designate many special features to accommodate their individual lifestyles.

New structures on the 10,008-square-foot property include a 2,255-square-foot main house with three bedroom-bath suites, a large kitchen, a parlor with a dining area and piano alcove, a roofed lanai, a large garage with attached workshop and bathroom, an adjacent laundry with two sets of washers and dryers, and a dog washing area.

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Privacy was a basic requirement. Convenience and accessibility were important to senior family members, and the family dog was also taken into consideration. A wheelchair accessible ramp was added at the rear of the house.

An all stainless steel kitchen is one of the home’s unique features. Designed by Homeworks Construction’s award-winning kitchen designer Sean Bradshaw, it features stainless steel cabinets as well as appliances. Bradshaw explained that the cabinets are constructed with marine plywood wrapped with stainless steel. “The kitchen is closed off from the rest of the house, but we incorporated a passthrough opening it up to the living room and dining area. Additional light and ventilation are provided by two windows and sliding glass doors to a covered lanai and ramp leading to the back yard. About 25 linear feet of quartz cabinets and wood grain porcelain tile floors, both in coffee tones, provide good contrast to stainless steel surfaces,” Bradshaw said. Other special items include a switch on the countertop to activate the disposal unit and extra high gooseneck faucets.

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Homeworks interior specifications specialist Sarah VanDe-Vanter noted that closets were also custom designed. “A 12-foot-long shallow closet in one bedroom provides a quick view of all contents, while a walk-in design was called for in another bedroom. Built-in desks in bedrooms are equipped with dedicated power panels, and each suite has its own internet cable system. This home is a great example of designing for multigenerational living while preserving the privacy and individuality of each family member,” VanDe-Vanter said.

Photos: Phil Spalding III

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