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Friday, March 4, 2011

Open House Picks: Two Historic Manoa Properties

We’re heading to Manoa for this week’s open-house picks, both of which are historic properties. Let’s hope the weather doesn’t literally rain on our open-house parade!

First up is the George D. Oakley residence, which I wrote about back in November when it came back on the market after the initial sale fell through. Designed by architect Miles H. Gray, an engineer with the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps., the 82-year-old, English-cottage-style home was built for George D. Oakley, who was the music editor for the Star-Bulletin in the 1930s. Oakley’s daughter, Nancy Oakley Hedemann, lived in the house until her passing early last year. The residence is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places.

Open house: Sun., March 6, 2 to 5 p.m.
Listing price: $1,285,000 fee simple.
Contact: Maxine Robson, RE/MAX Honolulu. 377-0893, maxofremax@hawaii.rr.com.


The second open-house pick for this weekend is the former caretakers’ residence to the Straub estate, a three-bedroom/two-bath, 2,500-sq.-ft. home on a private lot in the back of the valley. The current owners have updated the interior spaces, including the modern, Studio Becker-designed kitchen. There’s a legal one-bedroom/one-bath ohana unit downstairs, which is currently being used as an office.

Open house: Sun., March 6, 2 to 5 p.m.
Listing price: $1,250,000 fee simple
Contact: Kai McDurmin, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 596-0456, kai@cbpacific.com.


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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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