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Friday, December 21, 2012

Open house pick of the week: Waialae Nui Ridge

All photos courtesy of Century 21 Kailua Beach Realty

East Honolulu has some of the most desirable ridges on which to live: Hawaii Loa, Waialae Iki, and Waialae Nui. Of these, Waialae Nui is the most dated, but it’s probably the most convenient, due to its proximity to metro Honolulu.

Since the homes on Waialae Nui tend to be older, it’s rare to find a newer place here. This listing is one of those rare finds. (Click here for details.) It was built in 1972, but the current owner is a contractor, so he went through the whole house in 2010 and completely redid it—including truckloads of concrete to strengthen the foundation.

In August, he listed it for sale, and it went into escrow after its first brokers’ open. The buyers went through the inspection and found about $40,000 worth of repairs they wanted to do, so they backed out. The owner went back to the drawing board and did all the additional repairs, so it’s now in mint condition. It’s now back on the market, and open this Sunday.

The 3,798-square-foot residence has two levels: The top floor has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, plus potential maid's/nanny quarters. The bottom floor has one bedroom and a full bathroom with a nice kitchen and a separate entrance. Both kitchens have granite islands.

The house is nice, but the real selling point is the view, since this is high on the ridge. The home has big picture windows, and two huge lanais—more like gigantic decks—to give you sweeping views of the valley, Portlock, neighbor islands, Koko head, and directly out to the ocean, from practically anywhere in the house.

This home will be open on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $1,888,888 fee simple
Contact: Victoria Yu, Century 21 Kailua Beach Realty, 808-551-8077, vickiyurealtor@gmail.com

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012 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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