The addition of a deck is a great way to expand living space in a home and provide views to rooms that were previously closed up.

A vintage home, built in 1927 in lower Maunalani, is now undergoing major renovations by Homeworks Construction that include a deck over the entrance and a new master bedroom and bath suite, which effectively transforms the previously two-bedroom home into a multi-generational household.


The useable space of the home has been enlarged by approximately 450 square feet, bringing the total area up to approximately 1,400 square feet, including the deck.

The home is located on a 4,650 square foot lot above a lava rock wall that extends uphill along the narrow road. Homeworks president and chief of operations Sylvio Boucher noted that the project presented some challenges.

Photos by Phil Spalding III

“When you add substantial weight to an older home, you have to be sure the structure is sound and the foundation stable,” Boucher said. “In this case, due to the high lava rock wall and steep lot, stabilizing the foundation presented some challenges.


Our heavy equipment couldn’t make it to the top, so we did the excavation and reinforcement manually, with electric jack hammers and hand shovels! Fortunately we were able to use some of the 15 cubic yards of soil we excavated on the site, but about half of it had to be hauled away. The client was delighted that we were able to overcome these obstacles to carry out our architect’s design plan.

“A new 12-foot sliding door in the living room maximizes the view from the house and opens to the deck which overlooks the ocean and the valley. We’ve specified standing seam metal roofing for the additional structures, since it’s both durable and compatible with the style of the house. The new covered deck will have shade and breezes all year long…a perfect place for barbecue and evening dinner.”

An all new kitchen and bath have been designed by Homeworks award-winning designer Sean Bradshaw. As with the other renovations and additions, preserving the vintage detailing and ambiance of the 90-year-old home was a priority.


Shown in the top photo here at the job site is Homeworks president and chief of operations Sylvio Boucher.

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