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  • COURTESY DAVID FRANZEN
    courtesy louis fung Jennifer Shintani and her husband, Alan, expanded their home from 2,500 square feet to 3,390 square feet, and infused their 1960s-era home with Japanese characteristics throughout the residence, including the backyard.
  • COURTESY CATHI HO SCHAR
    Schar kept most of the original oak wood flooring, with replacement wood and tiles obtained at Reuse Hawaii.
  • COURTESY LOUIS FUNG
    A variety of windows provide interesting views of the garden in the Shintanis’ home.
  • COURTESY CATHI HO SCHAR
    courtesy cathi ho schar Architect Cathi Ho Schar transformed the living room of an Ainakoa home by removing a wall that separated the kitchen from the living room and relocating a stairwell.
  • COURTESY CATHI HO SCHAR
    Schar said her design "was really about reorienting the whole house to make use of the view -- opening it up to the ocean, to Diamond Head."
  • COURTESY DAVID FRANZEN
    The original wood floor in the Shintanis' home was replaced by tile. The interior design was kept simple to direct visitors to the beautiful Zen garden outside.

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