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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Own a renowned artist’s residence

The late Doris Milotta was a local artist whose works have been featured at the Honolulu Academy of Arts—mostly oil paintings ranging from ridiculous to sublime, from pigs to landscapes to religious interpretations. She was always outstanding in art; while still a college student, Doris had a painting accepted in a national exhibit in the Gallery of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

One of Doris Milotta's oil paintings

She’s best known, however, for creating “the Hawaiian Cross,” the chosen cover logo for the sesquicenntial edition of the Hawaiian language hymnal Na Himeni Haipule Hawaii. The cross design of sugar cane and pineapple depicts the healing and reconciliation in Christ.

Milotta passed in 2010, but her Haiku Plantation home is now for sale—as are many of her works. (Click here for details.)

The four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1976, but has been renovated with new paint, carpets, bathrooms and kitchen. It’s big, with 2,375 square feet of living area, including a downstairs apartment/artist studio with a separate entrance. The high, vaulted ceilings give a feeling of even more spaciousness.

As with many Haiku homes, this one has an inspiring view of the Koolau mountains, which can be enjoyed from the 200-square-foot open lanai area … or any part of the sprawling property, which is a little more than an acre.

The home’s first open house will be this Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. If you’re interested in purchasing Milotta’s works, they will be sold at an estate and art sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Money talk: $1,150,000 fee simple
Contact: Diane Ito, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-222-0978, DianeI@cbpacific.com

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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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