Open House Pick of the Week: This Classic $1.2M Old Pali Home Has Great Views of the Ko‘olau Mountains

Classic Nu‘uanu home with the essence of old Hawai‘i.


Nu‘uanu is one of those coveted areas on O‘ahu that is quiet, lush, close to town and humbly affluent. This week’s open house pick—being put on the market by its original owners—evokes a lot of the area’s classic charm.


The 2,220-square foot home is tucked away on a little-known street off of Waokanaka Street, and looks quite simple from the outside. Once you enter, however, you’ll find an open and modern interior.

“Several people have asked if the house was designed by Ossipoff,” says realtor Annie Kim of Prudential Advantage. “The owners do not recollect who the architect was, but it was not Ossipoff!”

The living room has several picture windows to give you a great view of the Ko‘olau Mountains and Nu‘uanu Valley. Mature avocado and banana trees add to the tropical landscaping, too.

The two-story home has a flexible floor plan and is ideal for multigenerational living: Three bedrooms and 1.5 baths are upstairs, while one bedroom and one bathroom are located downstairs with a separate entrance.

The home has been modernized with a fully remodeled kitchen, bathroom, and new floors on the lower level. The stained redwood walls throughout the house add to its classic ambience, as well.


Most of the residents on the street have lived there most of their lives, so it’s a nicely established neighborhood. Kim adds that the seller will replace the jalousie windows with brand new Coastal windows throughout the house, at a cost of $29,000, to welcome new owners.

Click here for more details. To see the home, visit it on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $1,190,000 fee simple
MLS # 201418316
Contact: Annie Kim, Prudential Advantage, 382-5960,