Open house of the week: Makakilo

Photos courtesy of Prudential Locations

As you’ve seen with the Pachecos’ house-hunting adventures, Oahu’s real estate inventory has made it difficult to find a nice place in Metro Honolulu if you want more space but have a set budget. Fortunately, the west side of the island is finally shaping up to be the “second city” envisioned by developers decades ago.

You won’t just find run-of-the-mill, mid-range cookie cutter homes or condos out there, either: Many townies don’t know that million-dollar homes have been a common sight for at least 10 years in Makakilo, offering luxury, space and views like their East Honolulu counterparts, but at a fraction of the cost.

This newish listing in the gated community of Kumulani is one of those homes. Built in 2005, the tri-level residence has four bedrooms and three bathrooms with 3,502 square feet of living area, plus a three-car garage. The property itself isquite large, at 6,600 square feet. (Click here for details.)

Every room is huge, but to give you an idea of the bedroom area, the master suite has a walk-in closet and its master bath features a furo and a double walk-in shower.
Downstairs, the large, open kitchen opens to the great room and has a commercial-grade Wolf gas range and hood, and Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances. Upstairs, you’ll find a family room with a wet bar.

Since it’s on a hill, one of the selling points, believe it or not, is a Diamond Head view. (It’s out there, past the vast coastline and ocean views.) Hey, just because it’s not in a five-mile radius doesn’t mean you can’t see it, right?

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

Money talk: $1,249,000 fee simple
Contact: Bernie Tong, Prudential Locations, 808-306-0430,