Rare waterfront Kaneohe estate

It’s not rare to find a waterfront listing in Kaneohe, but it is rare to find a property of this size—22,917 square feet, more than half an acre—that hasn’t been chopped up to develop as a CPR.

This new listing has the feel of a gigantic estate; with a manicured yard that large, you can practice your golf swing (watch the windows), play volleyball or indulge in other games. It also features 228 linear feet of Kaneohe Bay and access channel, so you can kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle and more toward Coconut Island or Chinaman’s Hat.

The 4,353-square-foot home was designed to accommodate two-family living, so the two levels function completely as separate living quarters. There are two master suites on both levels, totaling four bedrooms and five bathrooms for the residence. It was built in 1950—architect and furniture designer/manufacturer Miller Yee Fong contributed to the home’s modern, contemporary flare during that era—and the place has been upgraded nicely over the years.

You can see Fong’s artistic sense throughout the home: The entry columns to the property are accented with Japanese glass balls recovered 40 years ago in Kailua Bay.
The formal entry has dramatic, deep Ironwood decking, which highlights the front door; the door is custom floatglass with bamboo in moonlight, designed by a local artist, as is the staircase leading downstairs, which is glass with deep carvings of heliconia and banana leaf.

“Every room is aesthetically designed to appreciate the views—even the laundry room has a view to die for,” says realtor Donna Kohls. “The lanai off the living room upstairs is absolutely stunning. The homeowner did not want to block any of the views, and installed clear glass railing, which gives the lanai a much larger and spacious appearance.”

Kohls adds that the view gives the current owners a front row seat to watch the Blue Angels and the Bayfest fireworks every year.

This home will have a broker’s open tomorrow, August 2, from 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m., and will be open on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. (Click here for details.)

Money talk: $2,995,000 fee simple
Contact: Donna Kohls, KBay Properties, LLC, 808-291-6565, donna@kbayproperties.com