Open House Pick of the Week: Keolu Drive

Rare and unique lakefront unit in Kukilakila.

It is rare that a lakefront unit becomes available in the Kukilakila complex in Kailua, and even rarer when that unit has four bedrooms. This particular unit, which is having its first open house this Sunday, has various features that make it a must-see.

Let's just start with that direct lakefront view of Enchanted Lake. This unit plays to its strengths with a wall of windows that opens  up completely from one side to the other with each pane sliding along a track and folding up against the wall. The panes do not have frames, so even when closed, the wall of windows is virtually seamless. 

Standard four-bedroom units here are 1,625 square feet, but the owner has enclosed both upstairs lanais (one fronting the lake and one over the garage) to add 341 square feet of living space to three of the four bedrooms. This makes the total interior square footage 1,966 square feet, which is larger than many single-family homes. 

Most of the four-bedroom units in this complex have a small den behind the kitchen, but the owner took out the small room to use the space to enlarge the kitchen, a major enhancement for most busy homeowners these days who enjoy spending time they do have in the kitchen. To keep utility bills low, this unit features both a solar hot water heater and photovoltaic panels that are owned (not leased).  It also has a 374-square-foot outdoor covered lanai, and a small grassy area that is fenced for pets.

The complex itself has walking paths along the lake, and the unit comes with its own boat dock and even a paddle boat.

There is a clubhouse with a salt water swimming pool, kiddie pool, grill, kitchen, banquet table and bathrooms that can be reserved for parties.

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

Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $925,000 fee simple
Contact: Diane Pizarro, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-343-0659,
MLS #: 201406340