This is part one of a two-part series.

Homeworks Construction both enlarged and redesigned the interior of a 30-year-old Makakilo home to create more open and functional living spaces.

The second floor of the two-story home was increased from 732 to 936 square feet, and the ground floor increased from 765 to 1,324 square feet. Homeworks Construction architect Mario Tadeo AIA explained that the expansion was made possible by utilizing space previously dedicated to a courtyard between the garage and the home, adjacent to a pedestrian bridge to the front door.



“The space previously occupied by the courtyard was used to relocate the kitchen and expand the main living area. That extension also served to support a relocated and redesigned master suite on the second floor. Upgrades to the master suite include a larger sleeping area, larger master bath and a 22-foot-long walk-in closet,” Tadeo said.

“The client wanted a great room layout for the ground floor in which the living and dining areas would be combined and open to the kitchen. Construction of the new kitchen is underway under the direction of our kitchen designer Sean Bradshaw.”

A family/recreation room, with a half-bath and second lanai, was another ground floor addition. Project manager David Marti, who worked closely with the owner, added, “During framing, we made the decision to vault the ‘rec’ room ceiling rather than make it a typical flat ceiling. This makes the room feel more spacious and sets it apart from the rest of the first floor, giving it an ambiance all its own.

“Large sliding glass doors were installed to create access from the main living area to the lanai and open up the home to the view of the expansive lawn and stands of Italian cypress trees.



“The entire home is being repainted. The existing Monier roof tile, which gives a distinctive look to the house, had been discontinued, but the roofer found a close match with a Boral tile for the extension of the roof over the top-floor addition. The total effect is a brand new home.”

The owner commented that the design-build process worked very well for them, due to the guidance they received from the design-build team from planning to the final phases of construction. He praised their meticulous attention to detail and high-quality workmanship.

Homeworks Construction’s feature in Hawaii Renovation next month will focus on final finishes to and the all-new kitchen of the Makakilo home.

Photos: Phil Spalding III

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