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Deck Demolition

March 17, 2022 | Preservation Projects

Deck Demolition

The first phase of the deck demolition was completed on March 1, 2022.  All of the planks and seating boards were carefully removed, exposing the joists and the steel work. Prior to demolition, Jason Henning, from SHADE Institute drafted the as-built plans. Structural engineer Ken Hayashida and Liljestrand Foundation board members and architects Joe Ferraro FAIA and Dean Sakamoto FAIA are now working to develop the plans for the steel repair and framing.  

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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