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Friday, February 10, 2012

Open house pick of the week: The Arbors in Ewa

The planned, suburban communities on the west side of Oahu are increasingly popular as they offer nice, new homes at relatively affordable prices. The homes follow their developers' standard design, though, so you often end up with a home that looks like all your neighbors'.

The exception is if you're an artist or interior designer and can create unique elements inside your home to stand out from the rest, as Paul and Donna Sakamoto have done with theirs at The Arbors. (Click here for details.)

Paul is a former commercial artist-so notable, he was featured in Island Home Magazine for his work with Coke, Seiko and numerous homes in Kahala and Hawaii Loa Ridge. Donna works for INspiration Design and Furniture and used her home decorating expertise to create custom touches, as well.

The first things you see are the Greek doric columns in the front entry area and the eclectic accessories. In the Japanese garden outside, you'll find a sculpture that Paul designed, which is included in the sale of the home.

Every room in this 1,526-square-foot residence reflects their artistic talent in some way. There are two bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs, and one bedroom and bathroom downstairs-in which Paul designed the etching on the glass shower door.

The home will be open this Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. so you can see it yourself. It's at 91-1132 Laaulu St., Unit 14E; dial #282 at the guest entry gate.

Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $408,000 fee simple
Contact: Jeanne Melket, Nakamoto Realty, LLC, 808-551-1553, jeannemelket@hawaii.rr.com

Posted on Friday, February 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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