Liljestrand House in Honolulu, by Ossipoff in 1958

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Liljestrand House in Honolulu, by Ossipoff in 1958

I’ve been holed up in Honolulu for Christmas and New Year’s.

Again?

Yes.

You’d be remiss if you thought Honolulu was empty except for meaningless miles of white beach, like some tropical version of the moon.

Hardly.

On top of those miles of white beach… lie blanched, beached moons.

But seriously, Honolulu has a natural beauty that can’t be duplicated: the island happens to be novel yet near enough for Japanese tourists, making Honolulu home to sushi master chefs and consignment stores pimping half-off Hermes.

Oh, and some interesting architecture, like the Vladimir Ossipoff-designed Liljestrand house, which House Beautiful dedicated a cover and 53 pages to in 1958…

Liljestrand House in Honolulu, by Ossipoff in 1958

Liljestrand House in Honolulu, by Ossipoff in 1958

Liljestrand House in Honolulu, by Ossipoff in 1958

Liljestrand House in Honolulu, by Ossipoff in 1958

Liljestrand House in Honolulu, by Ossipoff in 1958

Touring the Liljestrand House costs $20 per person and 1.5 hours. Ping 1.808.537.3116 or liljestrandhouse(a)aol.com for times.

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