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Small Projects During COVID-19

April 14, 2020 | Preservation Projects

Small Projects during COVID-19

While we have postponed some of our larger preservation projects due to health safety and budgetary concerns, we have been able to move forward on some smaller projects. 

While much of the work on the recently completed plumbing project required capping the old water lines and running new lines, one section of the project involved replacing lines in the concrete brick around the shower off of the downstairs playroom.  Most of the demo work was able to be completed on the back side of the fixture wall, hidden in a closet.  However, the new lines couldn’t be connected to the original shower fixtures, thus, new fixtures were located and installed in the shower. 

Recent outside projects include fabricating a new closure clip for the gate off of the kitchen and laying new river rocks in the landscaping along the front of the house.

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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