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Monday, July 30, 2012

Tucked on the slopes of Kahala Valley

As I drove through the security gate and up the steep road into Kahala View Estates on the slopes of Kahala Valley, I immediately felt as if I was entering a different realm. The townhouses are perched on stilts, while the quiet community’s landscaping has grown into a lush backdrop of eucalyptus trees, Norfolk pines and other foliage giving it a secluded, almost tree house-like, feel.

The units here don’t often come on the market (there are 44 in total), so I was intrigued to check out this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath townhouse when I saw the listing last week. Click here for details.

I really liked the multilevel layout of the place, it adds a lot of character. The airy living room has high slanted ceilings and engineered hardwood floors. It’s just a few steps up from the dining area, kitchen and half bath.

Down a few steps from there, you’ll find two bedrooms, which are now used as a family room and office, the master bedroom and two bathrooms.

The master bath has two back-to-back vanities, rather than side by side, keeping the areas separate, a nice touch should your significant other’s morning ablutions not be as tidy as your own.

Four decks are located throughout the 1,678-square-foot unit: off the dining area, the living room and two of the bedrooms – adding to the feeling of being able to carve out a private nook away from the rest of the space.

When you’re not relaxing on one of the decks, split A/C units and ceiling fans keep the home cool. There are two parking stalls just outside the unit, one covered and one not. In addition, there are storage cabinets above the covered stall. Guest parking is located throughout the community (six stalls are close by), and there are several stalls by the pool.

If tennis is your game, there’s a full-size court at the top of the property with an expansive view of Diamond Head.

I was surprised when the drive back down to Waialae Avenue took only about three minutes, putting you right at the Kahala Mall with its shops, restaurants, movie theater, and of course, Whole Foods.

You can check out the townhouse in person on Wednesday at a brokers’ open house from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (it’s open to the public) or Sundays throughout August from 2 to 5 p.m.

Money talk: $740,000 fee simple
Contact: Beth Chang, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-478-7800, Beth@BethChang.com
MLS #: 1208355

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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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