New Construction, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Renovation, Adaptive Use
In line with the consistent historic design style of the city, MASON’s new houses fit seamlessly within the existing Lanai City fabric. The houses were designed as single-story, post-and-pier wood-framed structures with corrugated metal roofing, exposed rafter tails and multi-light windows. Some homes were infill properties on lots with previously demolished houses, while others replaced houses that were too deteriorated to salvage. The typical lot size for each home was around 3,000 square feet. During this five-year time period, MASON also created renovation drawings for six houses and designed the adaptive reuse of five former houses to be utilized as offices.
Whether modernizing existing homes or building new infill residences the goal is to make the finished homes invisible in the context of Lanai City. The story of Lanai City is reflected in the totality of its building stock and improvements within it need to blend in with the existing fabric of the town.
945 Ilima Ave
Historic Hawaii Foundation
Preservation Honor Award, Renovation of Lanai Hospice and Physical Therapy Office, 2017