A new custom home gets its ‘bones
Framing is in progress at a new custom home designed and built by Homeworks Construction on a 5,000-square-foot cleared site in the Diamond Head neighborhood.
“This new home will replace a 50-year-old stock plan, single-wall home and is designed to take advantage of Diamond Head’s temperate weather and create an indoor outdoor oasis for our client,” said Marshall Hickox, Homeworks’ president and chief administrative officer. “The great room on the ground floor is being built with a mix of steel and wood framing and without the obstruction of posts or columns, so it can be open and flow seamlessly to the large covered lanai and swimming pool area by way of 30-foot pocketing doors.”
The lanai includes an outdoor barbecue area, craft room and half-bath. The custom kitchen, designed by Homeworks’ award-winning kitchen designer Sean Bradshaw, and the great room will overlook the pool area and lanai. On the second floor are five bedrooms, three baths and a small one-bedroom ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) over the garage with a view of Kapiolani Park.
“It was important that our architectural design blend in with a neighborhood known for its traditional, though often eclectic, architecture. This home was designed with the more traditional tropical Hawaiian style in mind with shake roofing, open rafter tails, large windows, and a natural pallete of colors to be in harmony with this historic neighborhood at the base of Diamond Head,” Hickox said.
As a design/build firm, Homeworks has handled all phases of the project, including demolition of the original structure, permits and coordinating with Diamond Head special district. The company also supervises the progress of construction right up to final finishes.
Homeworks president and chief of operations Sylvio Boucher (shown in the photos) said, “Now, with foundation work completed, we are in the second major phase of construction — framing. This is a very critical phase. Framing is essentially the ‘bones of the house.’ I work closely with our carpenters to ensure that plans are followed carefully and inspect materials. We use only the highest-quality products in our builds. The home we are building here will be consistent with the quality of the property and the neighborhood. The front yard will be enclosed with a rock wall with a sliding privacy gate. New trees will be planted in both the front and back yards at the end of construction.”
Homeworks Construction has been named “Builder of the Year” by Building Industry Association of Hawaii and has been recognized as one of the top construction companies by Honolulu Star-Advertiser in its annual “Hawaii’s Best” awards program. The projects can be viewed online at homeworkshawaii.com.
(Part two of a three-part series.)
The next Homeworks Build New Or ReDo seminar will be held Tuesday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Homeworks showroom in the Homeworks Building at 2111 S. Beretania St. Marshall Hickox will conduct the seminar. Topics will include building a new custom home or Accessory Dwelling Unit, as well as remodeling, kitchens and baths. A question-and-answer period follows the speakers’ presentations. There will be complimentary parking and refreshments. For information and reservations, please call 955-2777.
ADDRESS 2111 S. Beretania St.