Open House Pick of the Week: Charming Tudor-Style Home Has a Cozy Fireplace

Grand Tudor-style home in Mānoa has the charm of a bygone era.
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Photos: Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties 


Most Mānoa homes have a certain charm that you won’t find in any other neighborhood. The architecture is often grand, with designs from the turn of the 20th century, and they have rolling lawns that are so rare in urban Honolulu.



This week’s open house pick is a Tudor-style residence on Huelani Drive, tucked back on the hill across from Mānoa Elementary. Go up the long driveway through the tiers of grass to get to this storybook home, built in 1937. The lot is 13,247 square feet, so it’s probably ideal for your big Easter egg roll.



The main house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, and the separate apartment has one bedroom and bath (it’s designed so you can opt to make it part of the main residence). Total living area of this multistory home is 5,239 square feet.



Inside, you’ll find that part of the classic design and fixtures have been preserved, mixed with contemporary upgrades. For example, there’s a fireplace in the den and the living room, and the chandeliers in many rooms have the original fixtures—including the metal plates from which they are hanging.



The craftsmanship throughout the house is also something you’d find from a bygone era, from high soffit ceilings, cedar and all-heart redwood paneled walls, and old oak flooring.


This home will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, April 5. Click here for details.


Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $3,490,000 fee simple
MLS# 201504631
Contact: Kai McDurmin, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 593-6419,