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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Single-family luxury in a condo

In the heart of metro Honolulu, people are used to living in smaller spaces, usually cookie-cutter condos. The Queen Victoria, however, is meant to be a departure from the norm, despite its location right smack in the middle of the urban jungle.

It’s an impressive living experience from the moment you step into the building: a grand entrance with décor reminiscent of European apartment buildings makes you feel like you’re in a different era. The lobby has a variety of meeting rooms, reading rooms, exercise room, and pool area.

There are only two units per floor—so be prepared for a high maintenance fee—but this means they are as large as most single-family homes. Today we’re looking at unit 802, which is a brand new listing (click here for details).

This unit is quite large, at 1,609 square feet with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The kitchen is massive, with a lot of counter and storage space; it’s definitely meant for people who frequently cook or bake.

It’s no surprise to see that the living room and bedrooms are also very spacious, but it’s unusual to see a condo unit with a dedicated laundry room—another one of those touches that makes you feel like you’re in a single family-home.

You also get two parking spaces and extra storage within the building. I guess the one thing missing from the single-family home experience is a yard to maintain, but if you’re a condo dweller, that’s probably the one chore you’re trying to avoid.

Money talk: $765,000 fee simple
Contact: Sachi Braden, Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties, 808-596-8801, Sachi@sachihawaii.com

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 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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