After 32 years in a Hawaii Kai condo, a couple was ready to build their dream home on Oahu’s North Shore. They had owned a lot at Sunset Beach Colony for 10 years. Now it was just a matter of finding the right contractor.

Their choice was Homeworks Construction. President Marshall Hickox and the Homeworks design team worked closely with their clients to create a new home with all the amenities they had missed during their years in condominium apartments — lots of space for furnishings and storage, a large open kitchen, views from as many rooms as possible, and of course, ocean views.

“The couple’s daughter created the preliminary design and collaborated with us to produce a fi nal design plan incorporating her architectural ideas,” Hickox said.

The 2,900-square-foot, two-story home includes three bedrooms, two baths, an offi ce, family room with a wet bar, and great room with a dining area open to the kitchen, which was designed by Homeworks award-winning kitchen and bath designer Sean Bradshaw. Additional space for dining and entertaining is provided by a 160-square-foot covered deck. A balcony off the master suite is the couple’s favorite private retreat, and a prime vantage point for viewing the surf breaks. A private guest cottage with a bedroom, living room, bath, and 50-square-foot lanai is utilized by visiting family members. The 10,251-square-foot property also includes a 400-square-foot garage with workshop space.


Hickox noted that the house had to be sited in exactly the right spot and with the right orientation on the property to preserve view channels and privacy with the potential for the addition of new structures in the gated community. Window and door placement was also an important consideration in designing the interior spaces.

Finishes and detailing include porcelain, slate, ceramic tile, and engineered wood flooring, high-end lighting fixtures, River White polished granite countertops, Wild Cherry hardwood cabinets, and art niches on the staircase.

“To give the house a floating shorefront feel, we elevated it on Sono-tube concrete columns. Deck and exterior stairway railings are low-visibility stainless steel yacht wire, enhancing the effect of openness to the surroundings. The board-and-batten-style siding was chosen to complement the open rafter tails for a natural ‘Hawaiian country’ look,” Hickox added.

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