The concept of multiple generations of a family living under one roof is not a new idea, especially here in Hawaii, where oftentimes extended families share a home together. In the past, the situation usually was defined by cultural practices that are unique to local Hawaiian values. In recent times, a multi-generational living situation may have other motivating factors. In the end, having a home that meets the different needs of all family members is the goal.


The Fujikawa family of Pearl City was going through a change in their family situation in multiple ways. A son had moved back into the family home with his two sons, and a daughter who recently married was also planning to move into the family home. The existing home was a three bedroom and two bath, single-level dwelling. Fortunately the size of the lot was a considerable amount, which allowed for a big expansion of the existing structure under the building code and zoning regulations.

Recently, Atlas Construction has had the pleasure of working with the Fujikawa family of Pearl City to design and build their new home. Technically, it was an addition to an existing home rather than a new home — the addition being a second story, six bedrooms, two bathrooms, two sitting rooms and a wet bar. The project ended up being double the size of the existing home.


Atlas Construction also did extensive remodeling to the existing home: The kitchen was totally redone and the living room also got a makeover. With these improvements, the space allowed for another generation to move into the home. Their grandma ended up living with the Fujikawa family as well.

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