Oahu Avenue Residences

Oahu Avenue Residences

Honolulu, Hawaii


The design of this project allows two separate yet related households to coexist harmoniously, encouraging family meals together while ensuring privacy when desired. A multi-generational single-family residential project, it is located on a 9,000 sf lot in Manoa Valley.

The main residence is to be occupied by a professional couple with young children, while a secondary residence at the rear has been designed for the grandparents, who are near retirement age.  Garage and residential components are arranged around a central lawn, which creates a secure play area for the grandchildren and for storm water detention. A linear covered porch provides a protective transition between the dwelling units and the landscaped open spaces.

Durable, cost-efficient materials will be used in construction, including Hardie lap siding, ipe wood decking, corrugated “to-tan” metal roofing, glass louvered windows, and pocketing lanai doors that blur the distinction between the indoors and outdoors.