When architect and artist Gregory Pai decided to rebuild on the site of his family home on Wilhelmina Rise, he chose Homeworks Construction to implement his architectural plan. The project began with “deconstruction” of the 60-year-old building by Re-Use Hawaii. What remained of the home was then demolished by Homeworks.

Pai developed an architectural design that maximized space and view potential for a new structure on the 10,200-square-foot lot. “I wanted to preserve the concept of the original house, which was built by my parents, while infusing it with elements of what is known as ‘Mid-Century Modernism,'” Pai said. “Creating a sense of warmth and intimacy within a modernist context was achieved with the selection of materials and spatial features. Natural light and ventilation, as well as views, were important considerations in designing the new layout with its open fl oor plan and abundance of windows.”


Interior walls were eliminated wherever possible and glass was utilized extensively along the makai side of the 4,829-square-foot, two-story house, which overlooks Diamond Head and the ocean. The upper level includes the main living/dining area, kitchen, three baths, and bedrooms. On the lower level are a recreation room, music studio, art gallery, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

Flooring throughout is wood, complemented by quartz countertops and tile fi nishes in bathrooms. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and includes a large floor-to-ceiling pantry/utility closet. The structure itself is framed with wood and stucco walls with custom-designed channel joints. With its strong structural statement enhanced by elegant detailing, the new home is an appealing addition to the established neighborhood.

Build New or ReDo Seminar
Tuesday, Dec. 6 6-8 p.m.
“Designing a Multigenerational Home”
Hosted by Kim Green, Aging in Place Specialist. Also, “Accessory Dwelling Unit Update.”
Free parking and refreshments.
Call for reservations: 955-2777

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