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Open House Pick of the Week: Your Own Private Treehouse Overlooking Lanikai

Ward Warehouse architect Steve Au designed this custom Kailua home.


Photos: Hiep Nguyen/Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties


The exterior design of this week’s open house pick is so unusual, that alone would qualify it as a must-see. It was built in 1977 and designed by Steve Au, who was also the architect for Ward Warehouse — which may explain its distinct style. No matter, the origin, it’s a striking use of space in the way it perches a home on the hillside.

The four-story home has 1,223 square feet of living area and looks and feels like a treehouse. None of the three bedrooms have doors (although the two bathrooms do) and the kitchen is very open to continue the flow. Every room showcases unobstructed views of the Windward coast and almost directly faces the Mokulua Islands.

Even better, it’s surrounded by more than 36,000 square feet of preservation land with about two dozen species of fruit trees including mango, ‘ulu (breadfruit), longan, avocado, white fig, pomelo, tangerine and other tropical native plants ... which you can access from a bridge from the “garden room.” This property even has its very own meandering trails.

This home will be open this Sunday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. Click here for details. Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $3.8 million
MLS# 201416349
Contact: Lynn Young Soldat, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-255-3477, Lynns@cbpacific.com

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