Hawaii Vintage Cottage Ranch

Big Island home gets a much-needed makeover.
Photo: Mary-Kay Cochrane

2016 BIA Renaissance Editor’s Choice Award, Runner Up

An oversize guest bedroom was reconfigured to create a larger living area. The bedroom closet was replaced by a built-in, back-to-back bookshelf, a two-sided fireplace and a pair of glass French doors. The fireplace grounds artwork or a TV screen, and new storage cabinetry fits nicely into former closets. 

After years of mismatched, poorly conceived and poorly executed renovations, this Big Island home got a much-needed makeover, including extensive kitchen and bathroom upgrades. In addition, the existing daily living area was expanded by converting a fourth bedroom into a second living room. “What was once an unnecessarily large fourth bedroom now serves as an inviting family/media room,” says Sue Moss of Trans-Pacific Design.

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