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Peter Vincent Architects
Exterior photo of house with stone floored common area

Diamond Head Renovation

Designed in 1940 by Vladimir Ossipoff, this house on the slope of Diamond Head was a fine example of early (contemporary) "Hawaiiana" architecture, featuring a high double-pitched roof, wide overhangs, and courtyards and lanais promoting a strong indoor/outdoor relationship.

Exterior of house with open wall to outsite

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

  • AIA Award of Merit in 2001

The house suffered serious neglect and various eclectic renovations, which were unsympathetic with its original character. A major renovation simplified and opened up the interior spaces. The new design incorporates natural wood doors and windows, stained concrete floors, and a new dining pavilion overlooking the pool.

Interior of house with Asian decorations

Furnishings combine a clean Asian simplicity with a warm, rich tropical feeling that ties the contemporary interiors to the somewhat more traditional exterior.

Dining room with wine glasses
Photo from balcony overlooking a pool
Bedroom with bookshelf and bed
Living room with sofa and coffee table
Bathroom with tub and wood slat flooring