A home for multigenerational living

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: RemodelRenovating
January 8, 2017


The last article in a three-part series

The size of a 50-year old hillside home was doubled with the addition of a third floor, expansion of interior spaces to new outdoor decks, and conversion of a former storage area on the ground floor into a new entertainment area.

“Both Homeworks and our client were very pleased with the outcome of the project, which was essentially transforming the home for multigenerational living … and while the family continued to reside in the house,” said Homeworks Construction president Marshall Hickox. “Accomplishing a major remodel without displacing the homeowners is a challenge, but in this case it worked out very well.

“The new layout of the home allows for independent multigenerational living and privacy while conforming to applicable building codes. Although the renovations were extensive, including replacing siding, windows, doors, and roofing, we were focused on our design objective, to maintain continuity with the architecture of the existing structure,” Hickox added.

The home, which is now approximately 6,000 square feet, is entered on the second level. Homeworks designed a recessed main entrance, which opens to a foyer connected to the lower level with a new stairway. Located on this level are three bedrooms, three baths, a kitchen, great room, and large deck with an ocean view. A gym/workout room was added and the existing carport converted to a three-car enclosed garage.

The lower level includes a redesigned entertainment area that flows out to the lawn and swimming pool, a bedroom, bathroom, and wet bar.

“On the new third floor are three bedrooms, two baths, a study, and entertainment area with a large covered deck,” Hickox said. “We maximized the view with see-through railings with stainless steel wiring threaded through 4×4 wood posts. Another special feature was creation of a dumbwaiter, which connects the top level of the home to the second level.”

Homeworks Construction president Marshall Hickox will be a featured speaker in the BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show at Neal S. Blaisdell Center Jan. 27-29. On Saturday, Jan. 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., he will offer a free seminar on the “Design/Build Process.” He also will participate in panel discussions on the “ABCs of ADUs,” on Jan. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Free VIP Show passes are available with advance registration for the Design/ Build Seminar at the Homeworks Construction office. A limited number are available, so requests should be made in advance by calling 955-2777 or emailing letsbuildit@homeworkshawaii.com

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