Live With Your Family and Extended Relatives in This Huge Kapahulu Home

Open house pick of the week: a custom built home with panoramic views of the Waikīkī skyline.


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Photos: Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

 

The Kapahulu/Diamond Head area is an older neighborhood, but dotted with a few newer homes. This week’s open-house pick is just 10 years old, and, since the owners didn’t cut corners when building, it looks very new.

 

The roof is made of Japanese Kawara tile (a type of Monier tile) with a lifetime warranty. Inside, you’ll find vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and a lot of other quality craftsman details that make this custom home very special.

 

 

It’s two stories, thoughtfully built to give the option for multigenerational living. The first floor is about 1,500 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms; the second floor mirrors it, with another three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and about 1,800 square feet of living area. You can get panoramic views of the Waikīkī skyline to the mountains from the second floor, and maybe a peek of the ocean.

 

 

If you know Kapahulu, you know many of the streets are very narrow and street parking can be tricky. This end of Kauna‘oa Street is extra wide, allowing for parking on both sides of the street as well as two-way traffic—no need to pull over to let any cars headed toward you pass.

 

 

Despite the wide roads, you won’t find yourself driving too much: This home is literally a five-minute walk to Monsarrat hotspots including Diamond Head Grill, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and the Banan Bowl truck. It’s 10 minutes to Pioneer Saloon and Bogart’s. If you’re ambitious, you can walk up the hill to the popular Kapi‘olani Community College farmers market on Saturdays.

 

“Although the house is close to Monsarrat Avenue, you don’t hear the noise from the street—it’s really quiet,” says listing agent Khai Tran.

 

This home will be open on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. Click here for details.

 

Happy House Hunting!

 

Money talk: $1,590,000 fee simple
MLS#: 201603397
Contact: Khai Tran, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 392-8822, khai@cbpacific.com

 

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