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Monday, May 14, 2012

A mansion in Makaha…yes, Makaha

At first glance, this huge house doesn’t look like something you would usually see in Hawaii, much less Makaha. But here it is, a two-story, four-bedroom mansion on more than an acre of land in West Oahu. (Click here for details.)

It’s located in Mauna Olu Estates, which is actually a prestigious, gated, luxury subdivision—most townies don’t even know about this area. The lots here are divided into three classifications: residential, retreat and resort, to accommodate family, corporate and hotel usage. With only the mountains surrounding three sides of the subdivision, the front boundary looks out toward the ocean over twin 18-hole golf courses used by golfers from around the world.

The residence is next to the Kaneaki Heiau, so it’s very quiet (with the exception of roaming peacocks). It’s one of the older homes in Mauna Olu, at 21 years, so although the interior has new paint, the kitchen and four bathrooms need updating. Also, as a disclosure, this is a foreclosure property via Chase Mortgage.

Aside from the 4,056-square-foot home, there’s not much else on the property, but it’s huge—so you can add a pool or create a yard.

“Although it’s a beautiful area, it is still Makaha—which is as far from Honolulu as you can get and always the least expensive,” says realtor Sylvia “Elsie” Foster of Foster Realty. “If you took this house and put it in East Oahu, it would cost millions of dollars.”

Money talk: $865,000 fee simple
Contact: Sylvia “Elsie” Foster, Foster Realty, 808- 696-0774, elsie@foster-realty.com

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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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