Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gorgeous use of small space

Most condo units—especially one-bedrooms—don't give you much room to get creative with your living area. I was pretty stunned when I saw this new listing and what they'd done with it; the place has elements you'd find in most single-family homes.  (Click here for details.)

It's got new cabinets and counters in the kitchen and bathroom, with new flooring and custom paint. There's even a new bedroom door, which matches the New England-style décor of the bathroom.

The owners only had 611 square feet to work with, but check out the way they added flair to the dining area by putting risers at the bar. The pass-through counter is unusually high, so most residents either buy extra-tall barstools or renovate to cut the counter down.

Other bonuses of this unit: It's on the 36th floor, so it's got a great view; and it's on the cool side of the building, which is rarely available.

The building itself is pretty cool to live in, despite being older—here's a video of the common areas to give you an idea of the amenities. So why move? Well, the owners bought into Waihonua, which is a bigger, newer space.

This unit is open this Sunday so you can see it for yourself.

Money talk: $410,000 fee simple
Contact: Kainoa Lee, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-330-8888, Kainoa@kainoalee.com

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 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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