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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.