Ossipoff House Becomes Kalama Beach Park

In 1978 the City and County of Honolulu acquired this four-acre site on Kailua Beach from the Boettcher Estate. It included a 1937 residence, one of the first designed by Vladimir Ossipoff after her opened his own firm. Mason Architects prepared a Master Plan that called for restoration of the house, relocation of the caretaker’s cottage, and improvements to the landscaping, walkways, and parking lot.

  • Mason Architects also completed an Environmental Assessment and obtained a Special Management Area permit for the restoration and improvements.
  • Work completed since 1998 includes:
    • Reroofing the house and making it ADA accessible
    • Replacing windows and doors and making exterior repairs
    • Refinishing the interior
  • The building is now a meeting place for community groups, and the grounds serve as a beach park open to the public.

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Historic Photo: Friends of the Boettcher Estate.

The front of the house faces Kalaheo Avenue.