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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Two houses in one in Kaimuki

Why buy just one house, when you can have two? This new listing in Kaimuki is designed for two-family living, should you want to be close.

There are two driveways and two separate main entrances to this 1,542-square-foot home. Inside, a common wall splits the house into two, two-bedroom, one-bath units, but, if you decide to live in the whole thing, you can just leave the door open. (It’s like those adjoining hotel rooms that are so fun.)

There are two kitchens—technically, one is just a wet bar—and each side has its own washer and dryer and 80-gallon solar water heater tank. If you decide to rent out one side, there’s a submeter that measures how much electricity each side uses, so you can bill accordingly.

The lot is 5,285 square feet, which gives you a pretty big yard to share. There’s a little herb garden in the back, a seedless lime tree, a pomelo (jabon/buluk) tree, and—realtor Khai Tran’s favorite feature—a Pirie mango tree.

The current owners live in one side and rent the other; the one thing that isn’t separate is the mailbox, so if you have two families living here, you need to work out the mail duties.

These photos may seem a bit confusing because both sides are designed and decorated differently. If you want to see the house, it will be open tomorrow from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and again on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Money talk: $829,000 fee simple
Contact: Khai Tran, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-392-8822, khai.tran@mac.com

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in Permalink

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Honolulu Real Estate focuses on the Hawaii housing market, condos and homes for sale, Hawaii rentals and general news about real estate in Hawaii. It also includes stories on apartment living, home decor and profiles.

Melissa Chang graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in journalism and has been blogging since 2007, mostly on food and travel. She works primarily in social media, so you can find her online @Melissa808 on Twitter and Instagram.


Jaymes Song is a real estate agent at Prudential Advantage Realty in Kahala. Jaymes is in the top 7 percent of Prudential agents nationwide. Previously, Jaymes was at The Orange County Register, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and rose through the ranks to overseeing news and operations for AP in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Jaymes lives in the Portlock area and loves his real full-time job of being dad to two curious kids.

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