Open house pick of the week: Portlock

There are 363 open houses on Oahu this weekend, of which about a third are in East Honolulu. If you’re house shopping, chances are pretty good you’re headed that way, so check out this home in Portlock while you’re there.

The listing is so new, there isn’t even an MLS number for it as of this writing, but you can find it at 278 Makaweli Pl. from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. (Realtor Jaymes Song is putting the “For Sale” sign in the yard as you read this.)

The property sits on an 11,000-square-foot lot at the end of a cul-de-sac with panoramic, unobstructed views of the ocean, Maunalua Bay, and Diamond Head.

The custom-built, two-story, home is only six years old, so it still looks new and has a modern design. When you walk in, you are already on the second floor, where the master suite and the living and dining area are located. Both the living and dining room have lanais to take advantage of the views. The huge gourmet kitchen is also located on this level.

The second master suite on the first floor is so huge, it can be turned into a family room. There are also two smaller bedrooms on that lower level.
There’s custom cherry and maple wood cabinets, granite counters and travertine floors throughout, but the most interesting material is the Koala wood flooring. Koala wood is considered to be an affordable alternative to Koa, since the color ranges from rose hues to darker brown with figured darker streaking and a ribbon-like crossed and interlocked grain, similar to the famous Hawaiian wood.

You’ll find the home is very expansive, at about 3,000 square feet.

Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $2,395,000 fee simple
Contact: Myron Kiriu, Prudential Advantage, 808-864-8000,
Jaymes Song, Prudential Advantage, 808-228-3332,