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Friday, November 4, 2011

Open house pick of the week: Wilhelmina Rise

Wilhelmina Rise continues to be a very desirable neighborhood for various demographics and lifestyles—and why not? It's close to Kahala Mall, Diamond Head, Waikiki, UH and the very eclectic Kaimuki area.

Here’s a home—and a fairly large one, at that—that seems to be a pretty good price for the neighborhood. (Click here for details.) Although it sits low on the rise, you still get a bit of ocean view. It has four bedrooms and two bathrooms under 1,824 square feet, which includes the separate downstairs area for guests, multi-family living, or a rental. The garage houses two cars, but there's ample street parking.

It's been renovated, but the owners took great care to preserve its character: the original redwood walls were kept in some parts of the house, and the vaulted ceilings are of wood, not drywall. Outside, there's a terraced garden with citrus trees in the back, which is a nice touch and typical of such older neighborhoods. The current owners are probably only the second family to live there; this area doesn't get a lot of transition, if at all.

While you might live a retro lifestyle here, you can still enjoy the home's modern touches, like nice granite counters, custom hardwood cabinets and new appliances.

Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $798,000 fee simple
Contact: Myra Brandt, Kahala Associates, 808-224-3413, myra@brandts.com

Posted on Friday, November 4, 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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