Luxuriate on lanais at Dowsett Point

Tired of taking the elevator UP to your condo unit?  This three-bedroom, three-bath unit at Dowsett Point initially caught my eye with its sheer size and large lanais but as I looked at the property, I realized it’s unusual in more ways than one.

With its Prospect Street address, the building is situated on the steep slopes of Punchbowl crater. To make use of this extreme terrain, it was actually built downward from street level. It also has an open, park-like feeling featuring two tennis courts and pool.

True to the unique nature of the building, individual floor plans of the condos break out of a cookie cutter mold found in many condominium buildings.

“This isn’t a big high-rise,” says realtor Holly Turl. “I don’t know how the developer did it, but there are many different floor plans. People who live in the building wanted to come and see this unit.”

Turl told me she had no idea this 1,518-square-foot property was going to be so hot. At yesterday’s first open house, she said more than 40 groups came to visit, coming from town and all the way from Hawaii Kai.

You can take your pick on where to sip Sunday morning mimosas from the two lanais, which total 657 square feet. The retractable awnings offer shade from the sun while you enjoy expansive views of the city. But if it gets too hot outside, there are split A/C units to keep you cool.

In addition to Koa laminate flooring in most of the unit, the second bedroom sports a funky paper mache floor – I quickly Googled this and learned about this simple, yet creative process that can revamp a room.

Fuzz factor: Pets are allowed, your pudgy pugs can make themselves at home – there’s no weight limit and you can have more than one.

As expected for a unit of this size, two covered stalls are included on the same floor as the unit, making trips to and from the car very convenient. Click here for details.

Money talk: $635,000 fee simple
Contact: Hollace Turl, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-722-6871,
MLS#: 1207138