This Craftsman-style Home is Fit for an Active, Happy Family

A well-crafted abode.
This Craftsman Style Home Is Fit For An Active, Happy Family

Photos: Aaron K. Yoshino

This family dreamed of living in the Diamond Head area. They loved how close they’d be to the beaches and parks and the look and feel of the neighborhood. So when they finally found a house within their price range, they acted fast. “We bought the house with the plan of rebuilding,” shares the husband.

They envisioned a home with room for everyone — including visitors — along with outdoor amenities. It also had to be situated as far from the street as possible to minimize sound. Through a friend’s recommendation, they called upon design-build firm Homeworks Construction to get the job done.

“They wanted a home that was designed for their growing family,” shares Elyse Grable, selections specialist for Homeworks Construction, with “a large kitchen to congregate in, an open floor plan for indoor-outdoor living [and] a craft room.”

The newly built two-story house has four bedrooms, two full baths and two half-baths, as well as an accessory dwelling unit above the garage for guests. “The style of the home is a combination of a Craftsman style with a touch of elegance and artistry,” shares Grable. And it’s a charming abode, inside and out. The exterior features a rich blue color, along with a bright burgundy for the windows and clean white for the garage door, trim and window casings and subsills.

Having an open-concept layout allows the entire first floor to be seen upon entering through the stained-glass front doors. The living room has 10-foot high ceilings and flows directly into the dining area and kitchen. Sliding glass doors stack and slide completely closed to create an indoor-outdoor connection to the covered lanai, pool, hot tub and yard.

The lanai’s tile, in particular, played a big part in setting the design style of the home, shares Grable. It is dressed in decorative Spanish-influenced blue and burgundy porcelain tile, carefully laid out in an intricate design.

Outside is also where the wife has her dedicated craft and pottery room. “[Her] craft room for her pottery was something unique and special,” says Grable.

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