Open House Pick of the Week: Kalama Valley

A charming Hawaii Kai home.

East Honolulu can be a pricey neighborhood to buy into. If you're looking for a relative bargain, you might want to check out this older, but recently renovated, gem, which is listing for under $1 million.

The home, a single-level, 1,893-sq. ft. residence on a 5,502-sq. ft. lot, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, was built in 1973, but you wouldn’t know it, as the place is in immaculate condition and the owners have remodeled it since buying it in 1991.

 Upgrades include hardwood floors, Pella windows and lanai doors, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a photovoltaic system (the current owner's electric bill runs an estimated $17 each month). The listing is on a cul-de-sac across Kalama Neighborhood Park and is a 10-minute walk to Sandy Beach and the Botanical Gardens inside Koko Crater. It’s also a 10-minute drive to the Hawaii Kai Public Golf Course.

The home will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, June 1.

Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $918,000 fee simple
MLS # 201410334
Contact: Jo Frasier, Prudential Locations, 808-255-5335,