A Renovated Hawaiian Beach House From the 1950s Asks $1.79M
Originally built in 1954 as a plantation style beach house, the property was carefully renovated in 2013 by architect and designer Niko Preovolos and his team at Dwellingpoint Design. The goal was to showcase its natural beauty and provide necessary updates for a modern lifestyle. It's now on the market through Coldwell Banker for $1,795,000.
When Preovolos first encountered the property, he saw a 900-square-foot home that had undergone poor renovations over the years and had fallen into disrepair. He also saw a prime beachfront location and some great bones in the home's original framework. "It was probably a diamond when it was built. I knew what it could become and that I would be the one to save it," Niko stated of his decision to take on the project.
"We wanted to honor the home's midcentury roots, but bring it into this century and make it fit with the way people live today." -Niko Preovolos
After a lengthy, 14-month permitting process (largely due to Maui's complicated regulations), the project took eight months from concept to completion. Though he preserved the high-vaulted, open-beam ceilings, he added some tasteful updates including the addition of galvanized feature walls, textural wood walls, and Fascino Italiano tile floor. The kitchen and bathrooms went through a complete renovation.