Open House Pick of the Week: Makakilo Home Has a Garden With Papaya Trees

Enjoy the breeze in this Makakilo Home.
Photos: Courtesy of Hawai‘i Homes International


Before I get into talking about this week’s home, have you noticed the weather lately? How could you not? When it’s 90 degrees but feels like 100, many of you are swearing you’ll never complain about the cold again. Not that Hawai‘i gets very cold, anyway.



Anuhea at Makakilo, developed by D.R. Horton–Schuler Division, is a small subdivision of 109 detached single-family CPR residences within the Palehua Community Association. It’s at the top of Makakilo, just a nine-minute drive from the H-1 Makakilo offramp, and often described by residents as so cool you might need to wear a sweater.


The homes in Anuhea were designed with desirable floor plans and built with steel frames. This 1,730-square-foot property has four bedrooms and two and a half baths, with partial ocean views from the front bedroom windows. 



The two-story home sits on a tree-lined cul de sac and is the epitome of suburbia, with white vinyl fencing and a large backyard garden featuring papaya and calamansi fruit trees. 


The current owners say they love nearby Mauka Lani Elementary School and have been impressed with the teachers and the school activities for their son. “We have never seen a school where the principal is out manning the crosswalk and interacting with parents.”



The home features vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet and double sinks in the master bedroom suite. It has been renovated with tobacco-stained, engineered hardwood floors throughout the living areas and master bedroom. In the kitchen, there is a brand-new, stainless-steel Samsung Food Show Case refrigerator.


This home will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 13. Click here for details.


Happy house hunting!


Money talk: $679,500 fee simple
MLS#: 201515088
Contact: Ronda Ching Day, Hawai‘i Homes International, 387-1474,


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