Open House Pick of the Week: “Aloha” Was Filmed in This Luxury Wai‘alae Iki Home

This luxury home is one of the best-kept secrets on the hill.
Photos: Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

This week’s open house pick is special for a number of reasons, but you probably won’t realize it until you go to see it. Kiai Place—a cul-de-sac just below Kāhala Kua—is off the main street but there are no homes in front of it and the hillside in back creates more privacy.


When you drive up, the front of the home is deceiving as it’s kind of plain, but that’s why you need to go inside. You wouldn’t think a luxury home is hidden behind the simple façade.


Maybe it was that low-key appeal that made it the perfect spot for part of the new movie, “Aloha,” to be filmed in this house.


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The 2,861-square-foot house was built in 1965 but completely remodeled by a local developer—a woman who has built luxury homes in Kāhala—in 2014 with new wiring, plumbing, marble, granite, air conditioning, windows, appliances and a new entry via a new interior staircase. She added a bedroom, as well, so now there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms.


Since it’s just one level, there are no stairs to climb and you can enjoy the detailed, open floor plan that maximizes natural light and the flow of ocean breezes.



The lot is 10,342 square feet with tropical landscaping, puakenikeni and papaya trees. Its location on the hill gives you panoramic ocean views, too.


Conveniently located just two miles from Kāhala Mall with easy freeway access, this is also a good choice for people who are tired of sitting in traffic.


This new listing will be open this Sunday, June 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. and every Sunday until it is sold. Click here for more details.


Happy house hunting!


Money talk: $1,699,000 fee simple
MLS#: 201509212
Contact: Margaret Murchie, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 226-6600,