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Monday, January 28, 2013

Convenient condo in Makiki

The first thing that struck me about this newly listed two-bedroom condo in Mott-Smith Laniloa is its large lanai – 252 square feet of it. It runs along the length of the unit offering sweeping views of the city and Diamond Head from both bedrooms and the living room. 

I’d probably consult an interior designer on how best to use the space while still spotlighting its long open design. It could be fun to create a couple of different nooks off each room.

Inside, there’s plenty of room with 924 square feet of living space. The unit, located on the 24th floor, has new carpeting and a fresh coat of paint throughout. The kitchen and two bathrooms could use updates, but you could easily get away with something as simple as new cabinets to give it a refreshed look.

Built in 1976, the Mott-Smith Laniloa condominium in Makiki was designed by renowned Honolulu architect George Hogan. Known for his use of indoor-outdoor designs, it makes sense that the lanai would be fashioned as it is. Hogan is credited with designing notable buildings such as the Pan Am building on Kapiolani Boulevard and the Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, along with many custom homes on Oahu.

Amenities include a recreation deck where you’ll find a swimming pool, a whirlpool, a tennis court and a barbecue area. If you’re into hiking, the trails up in Tantalus are just up the hill or if art is more your speed, the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Spalding House is a three-minute drive in the same direction.

Two side-by-side parking stalls in the secured garage are included in the price. Click here for details.

Money talk: $530,000 fee simple
Contact: Bob Cowan, Prudential Locations LLC, 808-222-5438, bob.cowan@pruhawaii.com
MLS#: 1300751

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 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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