Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Feed Feed
Monday, October 3, 2011

Brand new in Makiki

I thought I’d leave my schedule to fate yesterday, so after lunch near King and Keeaumoku streets, I turned on my real estate apps on my phone to see what open houses were nearby.

Only a few came up within walking distance, but one caught my eye: No, not the building; as you can see, Matlock Hale is pretty dated and bland. The photos of the interior were amazing, which motivated me to take a look. (Click here for details.)

The entire unit has been renovated from top to bottom, with new appliances, granite countertops, stylish cherry kitchen cabinets, new tile throughout, and new designer lighting. The bedrooms and the storage closet have custom-made closets to ensure lots of storage.

The bathroom renovations are so new, the toilets still have the plastic wrappers on them and the glass shower doors still have the manufacturer’s stickers so you know what you’re getting.

I was also iffy about the building as I walked up to it, since there is obviously noise from the freeway. But the owner installed double-paned glass doors on both lanais, which shut all the noise out.

It’s a very bright unit, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two lanais comprising 1,202 square feet. Once inside, you’d almost never know the age of the building that houses it. If nothing else, it’s a unit to see so you can think of the possibilities for your own home.

Money talk: $459,000 fee simple
Contact: Brian Chua, Five Star Realty, 808-255-3839, brian41802@gmail.com

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011 in Permalink

Have Feedback? Suggestions? Email us!

About This Page

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.

Got a question or story tip? Email us. 
Follow @RealEstateHNL on Twitter for updates. 
If you would like to receive HONOLULU Magazine's newsletter by email, sign up for our newsletter.