Part one of a three-part series

The owners of an Aiea Heights home, built in the 1950s, chose to demolish and rebuild on the site rather than remodel. The home was no longer adequate for the family whose lifestyle would be best suited by a multi-generational layout.


Their choice to build on the existing site was also motivated by their preference for the neighborhood and the features of the 9,788-square-foot lot, which looks out over Aiea and enjoys cool breezes.


“The clients had been doing their research for some time before they chose Homeworks Construction and decided to go ahead with a demo and complete rebuild rather than remodel,” said Homeworks Project Coordinator Kim Green. “They decided it made sense to design it as a multi-generational home with parents upstairs at entry level and their daughter downstairs. The two portions of the house are completely separate and private. The lower level has an entry from the front yard.

“A master bedroom/ bath suite are on the upper level as well as a great room and custom kitchen designed by our Homeworks kitchen and bath designer Sean Bradshaw. On the lower level is another master suite, a third bathroom, plus a study and media room that can be utilized as additional bedroom space.”


Homeworks took advantage of the configuration of the site to redevelop the home as a two level house with entrances on both levels. On the upper level are a two-car carport and covered lanai that serves as an outdoor sitting area and dining space.

“We started meeting with the family nearly a year ago to develop the final design,” Green said. “They worked closely with our Homeworks finishes specialist Elyse Grable to ensure that everything being ordered fulfilled their vision for the home. I regularly visit the site and coordinate the progress of the job with our Homeworks project manager Caleb Brittain to ensure that each phase is proceeding on schedule. As with all Homeworks projects, we work as a team.”

The 3,000-square-foot home is now in the foundation and framing stage, with completion projected by the holidays.

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