Open House Pick of the Week: Diamond Head

Historic home with modern interior overlooks Tongg’s Beach surf spot.


It’s rare to get an opportunity to own a historic home in Hawai‘i, much less one set above an exclusive part of the beach at the base of Diamond Head. This gingerbread home is having an open house on Sunday, Sept. 14, so you can see it for yourself.



Don’t let the fact that it’s 82 years old deter you. The home was completely renovated and refurbished by Kerr Michaels in 2003, so it looks very modern inside and has been maintained very well since then.



Since it’s part of a six-home complex, you get all the benefits of living in a condo, while living in a single-family home. (The complex includes two homes that are oceanfront, two that are in the middle, and two toward the front of the property.)



The 1,820-sq. ft. home has three levels, with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. As you can see from the photos, it’s right above the ocean near Tongg’s Beach, the popular surf spot.

Bonus: Since it’s on the historic registry, this listing qualifies for property tax exemption.

Click here for more details. Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $5.2 million fee simple
MLS# 201416432
Contacts: Suzy Hemmings, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-748-3404; Elizabeth Perry, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-384-7623