Replacing Mom’s old house

In 2015, my mother passed away at the age of 99.  Her house in Manoa was sold for $1.175 million to two doctors.  This is a photo of the house in 2011:

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Despite the fact that the house had been built in 1953, it was still very nice.  However, the doctors felt that it was too small for their needs, so the house was removed and placed on top of a flat bed truck.  It was taken to the north shore, where it was donated to a local family.

In February 2017, this new house replaced my mother’s old one:

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The garage still needs to be expanded, and the landscaping is not finished, but I think the new house looks great.

This is the link to my blog post in 2011, showing photos of the neighborhood in Manoa, where I grew up:

https://gigihawaii.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/manoa-valley-where-i-grew-up/

I wish the new owners all the best that life has to offer.  Cheers!

 

8 Responses to “Replacing Mom’s old house”

  1. DJan Says:

    That was really nice of them to donate the old house rather than demolish it. 🙂

  2. Christine Says:

    Interesting to see the changes and the passage of time.

  3. honoluluaunty91 Says:

    The new owners did a great job on their new house. Looks really nice and fits in with the neighborhood.

    In Kaimuki, we are having very large 2 story duplexes popping up and filling up the spaces between homes. I hate that look, but such is progress.

  4. anonymousonthemainland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Says:

    If only homes were not in the million dollar range, more people could get to Hawaii and retire there, most expensive of all of the USA but in the mainland NYC and San Francisco and many cities in California are easily in the million dollar and above. Seattle is not cheap either, when the cost of a home exceeds millions of dollars many will never be able to attain home ownership..In Vancouver Washington homes are so expensive many live way out in the county because they cannot or will not pay lots to own a home..But and big but, their is no sunshine and ocean in most of seattle, san Francisco and definitely not NYC and Vancouver, we have been freezing for a long time snow, ice and horrible weather..Two years ago it got so hot many just were so ill from heat with humidity..One can only hope for the best in life indeed..aloha in paradise!

  5. joared Says:

    Looks like a good replacement, fitting in with the rest of the community, unlike new mansion-like structures built some places.

  6. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    Something sad about the loss of an old home, but the new one looks very nice. Our old neighborhood is slowly being changed from small houses to mcmansions. The land is very valuable as we are 10 minutes from the White House and Capital.

  7. Beatrice Says:

    Nice to know that your mother’s home was re-located and that another family is enjoying it, rather than the buyers demolishing it and then rebuilding.

  8. DeniseinVA Says:

    The new house looks very nice. I’m also glad your mom’s home was donated to another family and not pulled down by the new owners.

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