'Flex homes' in Kapolei


Since I work from home, the concept of “flex” areas appeals to me.

As previously mentioned in this blog, D.R. Horton–Schuler division is currently building Awakea at Mehana, a development that will include 115 one- and two-bedroom condos in Kapolei priced in the high $300,000s. If that’s too much of a burden on your wallet, the subdivision will also include 30 affordable homes for those who meet the income limits* and other criteria.

The price caught my eye, but it’s the “flex home” floor plan that really got my attention. The downstairs flex area can be used as a separate guest room, family room, or for business. It doesn’t have a kitchen, but a wet bar is optional.

The flex area can be blocked off with a separate entrance, but has a stairway inside to get upstairs.

It seems perfect for ohana housing, a separate bedroom, or my favorite, a home office.

The homes are already selling, although the first units aren’t scheduled for completion until October. Mary Flood, vice president of sales, said units the first eight townhomes released in April have been sold, but more will be available for purchase in July.

She added that if you’re looking for something bigger, the nearby Kukuna at Mehana has three- and four-bedroom homes from the high $400,000s.

*The affordable units will be sold to those making 80 percent or less of the median income. According to the most recent census data, the median household income in Hawaii was $67,116.