Kahala Home

This Kahala home, rich in architectural character, was renovated for two scientists and their young family who loved the idiosyncratic charm of the original house. The project replaced an unfortunate 1970s rear addition with one more in character with the original house while keeping the charming street façade.

MAI worked with the couple and their mainland architect/designer, Jill Neubauer, and as the architect-of-record, prepared the construction documents, and oversaw the construction.

Work included:
  • Kitchen was opened up to the living area, updated cabinetry and appliances
  • New wood windows, doors, and hardware
  • New finishes and lighting throughout, including stained oak flooring and integrally-colored polished concrete
  • Renovating three bedrooms and guest suite, as well as three full baths and powder room
  • New cedar shingle roof, plumbing, and electrical
  • Site regraded and underground storm water system installed to address serious site drainage issues
  • Landscape design by Stephen Mechler, ASLA

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Interior photos by Oliver Koning (2015); exterior by MAI