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Friday, December 30, 2011

Open house pick of the week: Maunalani Heights

You don't have to think as much about moving to a less-smoky neighborhood, now that the fireworks ban is in effect (although you know there will still be illegal aerials for some time). Why not get a home with a view, so you can watch the fireworks—legal and otherwise—for all occasions?

There’s an open house on Nihipali Pl. this Sunday that may fit the bill, located just below Maunalani Park just off Sierra Dr. (Click here for more details.) The home has a rim lot setting that encompasses views of downtown Honolulu, Honolulu Harbor, the Waianae mountain range, and across to the Koolaus and Palolo Valley.

Views aside, the one element that really caught my eye was the custom tiled lap pool, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and a view deck. The deck and the open cover give it a dramatic look, not to mention this is great for staying in shape for the new year.

The owner just invested more than $100,000 in upgrades including a new master bathroom, half bath, granite kitchen countertops, induction cook top and more...even a custom driveway. There is a separate one-bedroom guest suite with living room, bedroom, bath and kitchen, as well.

It's got an open floor plan that's designed to be flexible, so you can create three different living areas if you want. Some of the features include hardwood flooring, rough sawn wood walls and floors, fireplace and photovoltaic system.

It's also convenient, as it is walking distance to Maunalani Park, the bus line and the Maumae hiking trail. Its first open is this Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Happy house hunting! And happy new year.

Money talk: $1,650,000 fee simple
Contact: John Peterson, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-220-5555, John@residencehawaii.com

Posted on Friday, December 30, 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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