Building dream homes in any given space

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

In the final phases of design and construction of a custom home in Nuuanu Valley, Homeworks Construction completed interior finishes and created a “dream kitchen” for its clients’ “dream home.”

After a long search, the owners found the ideal property for their new home, one that provides both privacy and serene, wooded surroundings. The next step was to find the right builder for the project. Homeworks Construction — a general contractor with a history of creating custom designs for a variety of environments, including challenging sites — was the their choice.

The 12,000-square-foot property is a flag lot accessed by a 130-foot-long driveway. A stream runs through the lot, which necessitated construction of a bridge.

Project manager Heather Hickox noted that the home incorporates a number of special features, including vaulted ceilings in the living room/family room, kitchen and master bedroom; a cased, rounded entry into the kitchen; a main entrance with double doors; and an 8-foot-wide stairway to the deck and main entrance.

Homeworks’ award-winning kitchen designer Sean Bradshaw worked closely with the owners to fulfill their “wish list” for the ideal kitchen to accommodate a small family with young children.

“They specified lots of counter space and cabinet storage and had specific ideas on the finishes and surfaces,” Bradshaw said. “They chose light gray-painted cabinetry, a cool tone to complement the gray porcelain-tile floor and a gray-tone ceramic tile, custom backsplash with ‘subway’ tile, which creates a distinctive pattern. We designed a peninsula with two levels, the lower one at a height that would be suitable as a children’s dining counter and the upper level as a food prep and buffet area. Lighting is supplied by pendant lights and a skylight that also provides ventilation. All surfaces, including the peninsula, are quartz, a low-maintenance material that doesn’t require sealing. Appliances, all slate-colored, are a GE package.”

“The family loves their new home,” Hickox added. “And, importantly, they were able to move in on schedule this month.”

A free seminar on designing and building multigenerational homes and upgrading an existing home for multigenerational living will be held at the Homeworks Showroom on Tuesday Sept. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Financing options will be discussed by Mark James of Guild Mortgage. Call Homeworks for reservations and directions.

FREE “BUILD NEW OR REDO SEMINAR”
Tuesday, Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m.
Host: Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist and Certified Green Professional Kim Green Homeworks Construction
Showroom 2111 S. Beretania St., 2nd Floor Free parking & refreshments
Call 955-2777 for reservations

HOMEWORKS CONSTRUCTION
contact // 955-2777
address // 2111 S. Beretania St.