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Playroom Sliding Doors

October 28, 2019 | Preservation Projects

Playroom Sliding Doors & Other Repairs

The ocean facing sliding doors in the downstairs playroom have been opened for the first time in over 40 years!  The moisture from the original irrigation system caused the concrete slab to shift, making the doors inoperable not long after the house was built. The exterior of the house was opened up, doors were taken down, rotted wood repaired, new tracks laid and the doors rehung. Similar repairs were made to the Diamond Head facing sliding doors at the bottom of the stairs. 

Exterior redwood moldings on the corner of the living room, underneath the sliding windows were completely replaced.  

Repairs were also made to the leg mounts of the Ossipoff designed ping pong table in the pavilion.

Special thank you to Advisory Board member John Ike and Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects @ikekligermanbarkley for so generously supporting our preservation efforts! 

So incredibly refreshing to see a residence unmolested by unsympathetic ownership. The personal touches, stories and tales from the last 67 years provide an amazing tapestry from which we can appreciate this architectural masterpiece. May the preservation of this house inspire not only its’ preservation but also that of other modernist examples in Hawai`i. Thank you.

— Carl Jones, Melbourne, Australia

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The Liljestrand House is listed on the Hawai‘i State and the United States National Register of Historic Places.

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