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Dowsett Hawaiian Modern Home Hidden Away on Nu‘uanu Stream

(Sponsored) A river really does run through it.


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Photos: Courtesy of Andy Landgraff, 360 Videos

You walk into this stunning, streamfront Hawaiian modern home in Nu‘uanu’s Dowsett neighborhood and find you don’t want to stop. So, you keep walking, past floor-to-ceiling windows and through to the lanai overlooking Nu‘uanu stream, which runs across the property. This one-of-a-kind home was designed by Sam Chang, most known for his partnership with Vladimir Ossipoff in designing the Honolulu and Maui airports. The home, nearly 6,000 square feet in size, sits on an 18.68-square-foot lot that extends to the other side of the stream, guaranteeing eternal private rainforest views.


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At one time famous for the mahjong parties held by two sisters, who shared the home in the ’60s and ’70s, it’s rumored that one sister became sole owner of the property by winning a mahjong bet.


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This hidden gem features a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath main home with an art/yoga studio.  Two private one-bedroom, one-bath living areas and a two-bedroom, one-bath living area all have separate entries. With gorgeous stream views from all spaces, the home is easily combined into a seven-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath home with multiple master suites. Nu‘uanu stream runs across the lot, as does a historic ‘auwai. The sound of birds and rushing water from cascading falls makes it easy to forget that downtown is just three miles away. 

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