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Friday, June 3, 2011

Open house pick of the week: Enchanted Lake


It seems like only yesterday, but more than 50 years ago, Joe Pao and Michael Scarfone planned the Enchanted Lake Subdivision in Kailua. One of the benefits of planning a community is having first dibs on your spot, so Scarfone hand-picked his dream lot with the best panoramic view of the lake and mountains and, in 1966, built his “Enchanted Paesano Villa.”


Scarfone was ahead of his time, ensuring his single-level home would last by cross-stitching the rebar when it was built. There are sliding doors in various spots to give the option to separate bedrooms or close off areas for privacy, some to accommodate his family and some to facilitate efficient entertaining.

Apparently entertaining was important to the Scarfones, as there is a large bar area, an indoor fireplace, indoor grill, and a large living/recreation area that leads out to a large, level yard. The home is 3,865 square feet and the lot is 10,293 square feet, so there’s lots of elbow room for guests and residents. In fact, it’s so spread out, we had to take a tour to see it all.

The entire layout is wide open so that the lake and Mt. Olomana can be seen from almost every spot in the home.

It’s a rare opportunity, not just for the location, but to own the area developer’s home.

Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $1,325,000 fee simple

Contact: Malia Siu, Prudential Locations, 808-479-8418, malia.siu@pruhawaii.com
Jeff Wang, Prudential Locations, 808-429-3535, jeff.wang@pruhawaii.com

Posted on Friday, June 3, 2011 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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