This former Honolulu native, long-since transplanted to Seattle, inherited his mother’s Waikiki condominium after she passed. It’s a two bedroom, two bath unit with a much larger-than-normal lanai – fronting Diamond Head. To bring the 1970s apartment (and overall look) up-to-date, he knew he would need to strip it down to the bones and start over. That’s when he called me after finding my site online. I don’t often do homes on Oahu, but his eagerness and the potential of the project was intriguing, and thus we embarked on a year-long overhaul. The finished result now is a chic, modern, and clean apartment that rivals the new Ritz Carlton Residences just down the road.