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Friday, August 19, 2011

Open house pick of the week: Lanikai

People often think of Lanikai as an uber-exclusive, upscale neighborhood in Kailua, with homes out of most mortals’ reach. On some levels, that may be true, but if you take a jog through the area (yes, on foot), you’ll see that there are various older kamaaina homes in the mix, as well.

One that flies below the radar is right on Aalapapa Dr. (click here for details), but is set about 200 feet back. The 1,455-square-foot cottage, built in 1953, sits on a 10,000-square-foot lot and is surrounded by lush landscaping.

“I’ve been at this home on July 4 and it’s so quiet, despite the road traffic. You wouldn’t know you were that close to the beach,” says realtor Tanya Hawkins, who is the open house sitter this weekend. “When you sit on the back lanai, you feel like you’ve escaped to a secret garden.”

The flexible floor plan has three bedrooms and one bath, plus one bedroom and one bath in a separate studio with its own entrance, kitchenette, and patio area.

It’s also got a big yard on the side for gardening, lounging, or whatever you need to do to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Honolulu.

Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $1,165,000 fee simple
Contact: Anne Oliver, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-748-3480, AnneO@cbpacific.com
Tanya Hawkins, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-753-9757, TanyaH@cbpacific.com

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2011 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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