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Thursday, July 26, 2012

An open house that’s not for sale

There’s an interesting twist in an open house this Saturday: It isn’t for sale. Instead, it’s open to show people what they can do if they build from the ground up.

There are a few reasons this is a good concept: As homes in Hawaii get older, the need to tear down and rebuild becomes a necessity. On the other hand, there are vacant lots for sale in good areas, but you may shy away from the thought of simply building your dream home. Or you may need to build additional structures on your property to accommodate a growing or aging family.

Graham Builders is holding an open house at 1697 Hoolaulea St. in Pearl City this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. to show an example of what’s possible. In this case, multigenerational living and accessibility were the homeowners’ priority when they decided to build their new home.

This home has 2,273 square feet of living area and comprises four bedrooms (two of which are master suites) and 3.5 bathrooms on two levels. The total area is 3,067 square feet including the carport, entry, covered deck, and storage. The home is also designed to be energy efficient where possible.

The spacious floor plan allows for the three generations to live comfortably and gather together, but provides for separate living spaces when needed. Accessibility is key, as they have planned for their grandmother to be able to access the large lanai from her bedroom.

For more information on this builder’s open house, call 593-2808 or visit www.grahambuilders.com.

Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012 in Permalink

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Honolulu Real Estate focuses on the Hawaii housing market, condos and homes for sale, Hawaii rentals and general news about real estate in Hawaii. It also includes stories on apartment living, home decor and profiles.

Melissa Chang graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in journalism and has been blogging since 2007, mostly on food and travel. She works primarily in social media, so you can find her online @Melissa808 on Twitter and Instagram.


Jaymes Song is a real estate agent at Prudential Advantage Realty in Kahala. Jaymes is in the top 7 percent of Prudential agents nationwide. Previously, Jaymes was at The Orange County Register, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and rose through the ranks to overseeing news and operations for AP in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Jaymes lives in the Portlock area and loves his real full-time job of being dad to two curious kids.

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