HONOLULU House of the Day: This Kāne‘ohe Home Has a Waterfall Feature and a Jacuzzi

Join the Yacht Club and enjoy the water features with this stunning home.
Photo: KBay Properties


There are so many good open houses this week, I couldn’t pick just one. This listing is one of the most unusual homes in Kāne‘ohe, and is owned by chef Guy Smith, who also owns Chao Phya Thai Restaurant in Windward City Shopping Center.



The 4,915-square-foot, two-story home is on a 9,311-square-foot lot, made for entertaining. There’s a spacious cook’s kitchen with a backyard pass-through, outdoor lighting in the front and back yards, and a gourmet barbecue island grill station. Outside, the grounds were landscaped by architectural designer Stephen Haus; and the waterfall feature, Jacuzzi and koi pond were done by maverick designer Carey Smoot, whose previous projects included The Paul Mitchell Estate and Old Lahaina Lū‘au. The The waterfall is accented by custom-designed copper railings by sculptor Frederick Zimmer.



There are five bedrooms and four bathrooms, and two are master suites. There are also two living areas for the main and upper levels, a formal dining area, fireplace and—get this a wine cellar with Sapele paneling and Whisperkool cooling unit. Other features include custom closet organizers, three walk-out lānai, a home office with built-in desk and bookcase, and two split air-conditioning systems.



High ceilings and Pella picture windows make it seem even more spacious. You can also see Kāne‘ohe Bay and Coconut Island from the home.


Since it’s in the desirable Ali‘i shores neighborhood, you also get deeded membership in Ali‘i  Shores Yacht Club, to include a boat ramp for bay access and dry docking accommodations. Click here for details.


This home will be open on Sunday, July 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. Happy house hunting!


Money talk: $1,525,000 fee simple
MLS#: 201510919
Contact: Donna Kohls, KBay Properties, 291-6565, donna@kbayproperties.com