Designer home in Kailua

When you walk into this Keolu Ridge home, probably the only thing you'll see is the captivating view. The house is nice, but it’s hard to take your eyes off that panorama from Kailua Bay to Bellows Beach.

Still, you'll want to check out the living conditions, which, by the way, are not too shabby. This 6,147-square-foot lot is located on a quiet, level part of Auwaiku Street (click here for details). The first impression is of the new aluminum and glass panel Martin garage door and custom redwood gate leading into the tropically landscaped yard, which has a pond surrounded by coral rock walls. Once you pass through the private courtyard, the spacious, open house is impressive.

The 1,966-square-foot residence has two stories, with high-beam wood ceilings over the open living room, dining room and kitchen, all of which lead out to a 324-square-foot lanai with sweeping views.

There are three bedrooms, all on the lower level and all leading out to a 408-square-foot lanai. The master bathroom features a marble counter top and dark cherry wood cabinets to match the Brazilian hardwood floors, plus a walk-in closet with an organized system.

Custom-built garage workshop

The unique design of the home allows for lots of natural light and good air flow from the cool breezes, a good way to “live green.”

Money talk: $859,000 fee simple
Contact: Robyn Fujimoto, Primary Properties, 808-550-0818,