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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Be the first to enjoy these renovations

Kuakini St. is an old neighborhood, and this 75-year-old house reflects the charm of a bygone era (click for more information). Its owner, however, upgraded the entire upper level interior in 2010, giving it the feeling of a brand new home.

Although the rounded doorways and the retro layout remain, the rest of the interior is completely modern. There are classically designed lights and ceiling fans to contrast against the recessed lighting, all of which accent the solid bamboo floors. The appliances are new, as are the Bosch tankless water heater, the plumbing, and electrical wiring (there is an abundance of sockets, so you can conveniently plug in everywhere).

This main level of the house has two bedrooms and one bath. There is a spacious downstairs area that’s well-kept, but not upgraded with any modern touches, with its own bathroom—so you could potentially use it for multi-family living or close it off as a rental.

Because this is an older home in a quiet, older section of metro Honolulu, the $599,000 price tag is a bargain. The home's size and upgrades, in a newer neighborhood, would fetch a higher price.

If you buy it, you’ll be the first to enjoy the renovations: The owner is in the military, and was given a transfer at about the time the upgrades were done.

Money talk: $599,000 fee simple

Contact: Deborah Casello, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-421-8771, DeborahC@cbpacific.com
Daniel Nakamura, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-226-7898, DanielN@cbpacific.com

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Permalink

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