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Friday, April 22, 2011

Open house pick of the week: Judd Hillside

If you get a chance this Sunday, take some time to check out the open house at 1908 Judd Hillside Rd. It’s a gorgeous, five-bedroom, 6.5-bath property that brings modern Hawaii living and Renaissance style together in a rarely available part of Manoa.

The home was built in 1994 by award-winning architect Spencer Leineweber, who specializes in historic preservation and restoration, so it has an heirloom quality about it even though it looks brand new. The family added European touches throughout, such as French limestone, a fireplace mantle made of 17th century antique stone, balconies reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, and English garden.

The downstairs area opens to the pool and “barbecue lounge,” a cooking station and bar with an incredible view of Honolulu. The kitchen, remodeled in 2010, has so much counter space that most people attending the broker’s open this week naturally congregated there — just close enough to the buffet to keep socializing and grazing, but just far enough to be out of the way.


We were fascinated by the upstairs living area, where most of the bedrooms are located. The layout is almost maze-like, with bedrooms and bathrooms connecting to each other but separated enough to give everyone privacy.

There’s also a separate guesthouse above the garage, a gigantic 1013 square foot studio with its own full kitchen, bath, laundry … and balcony with a view.

If nothing else, this house is something to see so you can dream about the possibilities. The street is narrow and they’ll have valets to help with the parking, but you can also park on a nearby street and walk.

Happy house hunting this weekend!

Money talk: $5,500,000 fee simple

Contact: Maria Hsu, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-256-5555, MariaH@cbpacific.com

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2011 in Permalink

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Honolulu Real Estate focuses on the Hawaii housing market, condos and homes for sale, Hawaii rentals and general news about real estate in Hawaii. It also includes stories on apartment living, home decor and profiles.

Melissa Chang graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in journalism and has been blogging since 2007, mostly on food and travel. She works primarily in social media, so you can find her online @Melissa808 on Twitter and Instagram.


Jaymes Song is a real estate agent at Prudential Advantage Realty in Kahala. Jaymes is in the top 7 percent of Prudential agents nationwide. Previously, Jaymes was at The Orange County Register, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and rose through the ranks to overseeing news and operations for AP in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Jaymes lives in the Portlock area and loves his real full-time job of being dad to two curious kids.

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