Friday, July 1, 2011

Open house pick of the week: Maunalani Heights

It’s not likely that local artist Kelly Sueda will include the art pieces hanging throughout his Sierra Dr. home when he sells it, but it’s still worth a look when you go to open house this Sunday. (Click here for details.)

This contemporary, custom-built home is remarkable in itself, with high ceilings and an open design that makes each room blend into one another. Even between floors, the second story can see down to the first story so you always feel connected.

The large, detached studio has a full bath and a totally separate entry; in fact, you can enter from the other side of the property, so it could be as private or connected as you want. It could be used as a guesthouse, rental, office, or—since Sueda is an artist—as an artist’s studio.

There are five bedrooms in all, but my favorite, of course, is the master, with a huge day bed built into the wall against the window to take in the view. The other bedrooms, for the kids, have been whimsically painted with unique designs.

The renovated kitchen also sports fun, food-related decorations. Actually, there is art displayed throughout the entire home—after all, Sueda is a painter—so going to open house will be like browsing a gallery, as well. The art isn’t included in the sale, but it’s still something to see.

The home was built in 1988 and remodeled in 2004, so it looks very new. As if that weren’t enough, since it’s at the top of the hill, there’s also an amazing view. If nothing else, take a break and make a trek up the hill this Sunday just to take in this extraordinary home.

Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $1,599,000 fee simple
Contact: John Peterson, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-220-5555, John@residencehawaii.com

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011 in Permalink

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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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