Open House Pick of the Week: Watch the Sony Open From This House in Honolulu

A rarely available golf course home in Kai Nani.
Photo: Courtesy of Elite Pacific Properties


Homes in Kai Nani—a beachfront and golf course neighborhood of about 30 luxury homes—are rarely available for sale, so here’s a rare chance to see the inside of one of them this weekend. And don’t worry … the open house doesn’t start until 2 p.m., which is well after the peak Honolulu Marathon time.


The neighborhood was actually created as a result of a zoning battle: Back when the Kāhala Hotel was planned, the residents of the area fought it and Mayor Neal Blaisdell was ready to veto the rezoning. Instead, the Honolulu City Council passed the rezoning needed and then overruled the mayoral veto. To add to all of that, Bishop Estate, which owned all the land in Kāhala at that time, then took back land from the Wai‘alae Golf Course, including oceanfront property for the resort.


The golf course was completely reconfigured to fit the new layout, and Bishop Estate also relinquish a piece of land on the southeastern side in the bargain. Somewhere under those paved roads and luxury homes lie the remains of the 6th and 7th holes of the old Wai‘alae Golf Course.



But, back to the home: this 4,514-square-foot residence was built in 1970 and completely remodeled this year. It is being sold fully furnished with designer furniture and accessories, so you can move right in.



It has six bedrooms and five bathrooms, all very spacious (the master bedroom looks as large as my entire apartment). The 11,010-square-foot lot has a lot of space to move around, too, with a huge yard, pool area, and outdoor lānai with gas grill and fire pit.



With the Sony Open coming up, the home will also be open on Jan. 6 and 13, 2016, so you can see all the action while you admire the property.

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


Happy house hunting!


Money talk: $4,750,000 fee simple
MLS#: 201509639
Contact: Mary LaVoie, Elite Pacific Properties, 222-0072,,


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