This Week’s Open House Pick: Kahala

Hale O Manu I Palekaiko is open this Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.

Hale O Manu I Palekaiko, or House of Bird of Paradise, stands out among its Kahala neighbors. The palatial, 6,000-plus-sq.-ft. manse is aptly named, given the elaborate turquoise-and-gold birds of paradise that grace the entry gate, front door and grand staircase. The sprawling residence, which was built in 1998, has five bedrooms, two of which are master suites, and four-and-a-half baths, and, as you can imagine, all are spacious. The house is great for entertaining, with a large eat-in kitchen, a sizeable bar in the living room and a game room. Other selling points include high ceilings, the convenient location (close to Kahala Mall and nearby beaches with easy freeway access) and a traditional Japanese room. The listing price is $2,350,000 fee simple, recently reduced from $2,660,000.

Open house: Sun., Nov. 14, 2 to 5 p.m.
Contact: Sachiyo Braden, Sachi Hawaii. 596-8801,