Liljestrand House:
Mid-Century Marvel






Located atop Tantalus, the Liljestrand House stands as a shining example of mid-century modern architecture. Designed by renowned architect Vladimir Ossipoff in 1952, this residence was commissioned by Howard and Betty Liljestrand, who sought a home that harmonized with its natural surroundings. As we explored the home, we were struck by its open, airy design and the seamless integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. Sliding panels offer stunning views of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean, while intricate details, like custom-built furniture and unique lighting fixtures, speak to Ossipoff’s innovative approach to design. We found inspiration in the house’s innovative design, which balances form and function with a keen awareness of the environment.