Part one of a two-part series

The owner of a 65-year-old Wilhelmina Rise house decided not only to rebuild on the site of the home he grew up in, but to virtually duplicate the size, footprint and orientation of the original house.


The client started the process by hiring Re-Use Hawaii to begin de-constructing the existing house in early 2015; Homeworks Construction demolished the remaining foundation and retaining walls in April 2015.

“Framing started in September and we are on track to finish by the end of April,” said Homeworks Construction project manager David Marti. “The lot is 10,200 square feet. The new 4,829-square-foot building includes two bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, an art studio, music room, art gallery, study and recreation room.


“The client’s parents built the house in 1951, and he wanted to incorporate the best elements of the house he grew up in, while at the same time adding some modern touches such as a butler pantry and a sunken dining room.


“We incorporated a variety of window treatments. The picture windows above the awnings and jalousies on the second floor take advantage of the panoramic view of Diamond Head and the Pacific.”

Homeworks Construction projects, from renovations and additions to new custom homes and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), will be on display at the Homeworks booth at Home & Better Living Show at Blaisdell Center, continuing through Sunday, April 3. Homeworks project coordinators will be available at the booth for consultation or to schedule appointments for free on-site estimates.

You also can pick up an invitation to the free “Build New or Re-do” workshop on ADU construction and latest guidelines, as well as multigenerational-home design, to be presented at Homeworks Showroom, 2111 S. Beretania St., Tuesday, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Guild Mortgage sales manager Mark James will be on hand to provide information on ways to finance renovations for multigenerational living and construction of an ADU unit on your property. Free parking and refreshments are provided. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested (call Homeworks at 955-2777).

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