Nearly 80 years after the original home was built on a 6,000-square-foot lot in St. Louis Heights by the owner’s grandfather, the family will be moving into a new custom home twice the size of its predecessor and designed for multigenerational living. An accessory dwelling unit augments interior space in the new two-story home designed and built by Home-works Construction.

According to Sylvio Boucher, Homeworks Construction president and chief of field operations, the company’s design/ build team was in close touch with the owners on all aspects of the project, including architectural design, interior layout and the accessory dwelling unit (ADU). All buildable property was utilized to maximize the size of the home and provide space for a large, three-generation family.


The structure includes the main residence on the upper level with two bedrooms, two baths, a large custom kitchen and 2,400 square feet of living area. It opens to a 300-square-foot cov ered lanai with views of the ocean and both Diamond Head and Koko Head. The 800-square-foot accessory dwelling unit at ground level below has two bedrooms, a bath and a custom kitchen; it also opens to a lanai with a Diamond Head view. The carport has space for two cars, and several more cars can be parked in the 70-by 20-foot driveway. The accessory dwelling unit has two parking spaces.

“Multigenerational homes have been a specialty of Homeworks for decades but our recent collection is unique as all are custom, onsite rebuilds with attached accessory dwelling units,” Boucher says. “We’ve built or are in the process of building a half-dozen of these homes in as many years.

The ADU must be compatible with the architectural style of the main residence as well as with the lifestyle of the residents, providing convenience as well as privacy for all members of the household.”


Established over two decades ago, Homeworks Construction was chosen as one of Hawaii’s “Best Construction Companies” in Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “Hawaii’s Best” awards program and was named “Builder of the Year” by the Building Industry Association. The National Association of Home Builders designated the company a “Built Green Professional” and “Aging in Place Specialist.” Homeworks Construction offers free consultation on site or at the company’s office in the Homeworks Building at 2111 S. Beretania St. To make an appointment for a consultation call 808-955-2777 or visit

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