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Monday, June 4, 2012

Upgraded condo at Royal Iolani

What caught my eye about this two-bedroom, two-bath condo at the Royal Iolani was its very large lanai off of the living room. It’s so big, the current owners have decked it out with a three-person couch, coffee table and an additional armchair.

The owners even keep a second refrigerator — which they are leaving behind — tucked away on one side of the lanai, so you’ve got plenty of space to chill Costco-sized condiments or an extra case of coconut water. (No worries – electricity is included in the maintenance fee.)

From the 17th floor in the Ewa building, there are terrific views of Diamond Head, Ala Wai canal and the golf course — no need to use the remote control electric shades unless you want privacy.

When the owners bought the 1,147-square-foot unit in 2010, they renovated the kitchen, both bathrooms, much of the living/dining area and put in new wood flooring.

The kitchen boasts granite counters, maple cabinets, new appliances and a pass-through into the living/dining area. I like the window above the double sink, it’s nice to be able to look outside while cleaning up.

In the living/dining area are two built-in units. One is a glass-paneled china cabinet above the pass-through on the dining side. The other is a custom floor-to-ceiling entertainment center with plenty of storage, and room for a wide flat-screen TV.

The master bedroom has its own lanai, lots of closet space and mirrored closet doors for an open feel. The nicely appointed master bath features granite counters, a walk-in shower and a spa tub.

The washer and dryer are located in the guest bathroom. Along with the basics and electricity, central A/C is included in the maintenance fee.

Amenities include recreation/meeting rooms, a recreation area with BBQ grills, an exercise room, a sauna and swimming pool, and a tennis court.

Fuzz factor: Small pets are allowed.

The price includes only one covered parking stall. However, the owners rent an extra space for $150 a month, which can transfer to the new buyer if desired. There is ample guest parking available in between the two buildings. Click here for details.

Money talk: $749,000 fee simple
Contact: Anita Bruhl, Prudential Locations LLC, 808-292-5545, anita.burhl@pruhawaii.com
MLS#: 1205793

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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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