Open House Pick of the Week: This Kailua Home Has an Avocado Tree in the Backyard

Get cozy near the fireplace in this Kailua home.
Photos: Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties


Luxury listings are nice, but I really have a soft spot for classic kama‘āina homes that reflect the Hawai‘i in which I grew up. If you’re looking for something that takes you back to “small-kid times,” this week’s open-house pick may be for you.



Built in 1971, this Kailua home is 3,792 square feet with a spacious, flexible floor plan. There are four bedrooms and two baths on the lower level, and a master bedroom suite with its own bathroom on the second floor.


It was created with optional multifamily living in mind, featuring a separate entrance.



One of the unique elements is the fireplace—who owns a fireplace in Hawai‘i? A woman in Nu‘uanu who had a fireplace told us it probably would get occasional use in the winter months, and adds toastiness to the home when it gets cold. In addition, there are high ceilings, which add a dramatic touch to the interior.


The property has a good amount of privacy, as it’s located in a cul-de-sac and has an enclosed backyard with many fruit trees. And that yard is huge, as the lot is 8,965 square feet.



This listing will have its first open house on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. Click here for details.


Happy house hunting!


Money talk: $1.1 million
MLS#: 201513086
Contact: Donna Maier, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 227-4799,


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