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Friday, September 24, 2010

This Weekend’s Open House Pick

This Weekend’s Open House Pick

This 1920s-era Pacific Heights residence is on the market for $1,320,000.

Dave Rezendes

This weekend’s open-house pick caught my eye because of its graceful mix of modern amenities and relaxed kamaaina living. The home is located in Pacific Heights, a neighborhood that people tend to overlook, but shouldn’t. It’s close to downtown and convenient to everything, houses in this area often have stellar views of the city and beyond, and it tends to be a little cooler up there thanks to the trade winds that breeze through.

The three-bedroom, two-bath residence was built in 1928, and renovated (with the addition of a master suite) in 2002-2003. According to listing agent Cliff Colvin, the owners, who bought the place in 2004, are downsizing to a turnkey condominium, and put the home on the market at the end of August. “The home has character and charm from a bygone era but is fully up to date and move-in ready,” says Colvin. He points to such winning design details as large rooms, high ceilings, original ohia wood floors, and the fact that it “flows and entertains well no matter the size of the party.”

The home has a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow. The decently sized lot—about 9,500-sq.-ft.— has a large front yard with ocean and city views, a lanai off the family room and a garden outside the master bedroom. The home’s upper floor consists of an open living room/dining room with the ohia wood floors, an office/family room, two bedrooms, a large bath and kitchen. The galley-style kitchen, which has plenty of natural light and access to the covered lanai, is completely functional the way it is, says Colvin, but there’s definitely room for someone to update and “leave their mark.”

Downstairs, the new-ish master suite has plenty of space to spread out, with a huge walk-in closet, a “glorious” master bath and an office that could easily be converted to a nursery, another closet or a laundry room, depending on the buyer’s preferences. Other noteworthy details include the extra-wide garage, which has more than enough room to accommodate two vehicles, and a wine cellar/storage room.

Money talk: The home is listed for $1,320,000 fee simple.

Open house: Sunday, Sept. 26, 2 to 5 p.m.

Contact: Cliff Colvin, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. 381-6703,

For additional information: MLS #1011397


Posted on Friday, September 24, 2010 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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