Expansion of Basement Creates Apartment and Family Room

In renovating and restoring their 1920s home on Nu'uanu Stream, the owners first wanted to build a second floor. After consultation with Mason Architects, they decided instead to excavate the crawl space and expand the basement to create a family room and "mother-in-law" apartment, adding 960 s.f. to the 4285 s.f. home.

On the main floor, the new design enlarged the living room and relocated bedrooms and bathrooms.

The kitchen was expanded and redesigned with new cabinetry and appliances.

New wood floors were installed.

Wood windows, doors, trims, and casings were repaired to match the original woodwork.

The house was reroofed, pipe lines replaced, and the electrical system upgraded.

On the stream side, new decks were added, retaining walls redesigned, and the landscape, including a fishpond and auwai, was reworked.

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After Photos: M. Pfeffer

Dining room before and after.