Hawaii, and more particularly Hilo, has a large Filipino community. In case you haven't heard there is an excellent and very successful designer you should meet.
This Honnold & Rex Research House was built in1954 and then redesigned & reconfigured by Xorin Balbes in 1980. Arts & Architecture magazine's incredibly important Case Study House program built innovative modern houses all over Southern California (and beyond) throughout the forties, fifties, and sixties. This modern masterpiece is filled of luxury appliances, finishes and furnishings. Located on the most desirable street above Sunset Plaza in LA this project is worth a peak.
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