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Master Bedroom Ceiling

March 1, 2020 | Preservation Projects

Master Bedroom Ceiling Repair

The original canec ceiling (a type of fiberboard created from sugar cane, popular in Hawaii in the mid-20th century) in the master bedroom was damaged during our plumbing overhaul and required careful repair by craftsman Peter Martin.  

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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