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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Waialua House is Smart Nouveau

It may look like a remodel, but this Waialua plantation-style house ain’t from the ’40s, it’s you-won’t-have-to-replace-anything new.

It’s smallish, only 1,400 square feet, but all the construction is thoughtful: windows are placed for ventilation and rooms feel open and light because of the hardwood bamboo flooring and vaulted ceilings. Things like deep sinks and stone walk-in showers make small spaces seem less small. And the owner, who is also the realtor, added touches like mango wood cabinetry and custom stonework so the house feels high-end.

The only thing that’s NOT new is the neighborhood—it’s in a mixed area, which means both babies and tutus for neighbors. But it’s very neighborly and normal, and that’s the North Shore. If you wanted everything to be identical, you wouldn’t be looking at Waialua, now would you?

Money talk: listed for $595,000, fee simple

Contact: Patricia Moore, Moore Real Estate, 741-1107, mooreohana@gmail.com.

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 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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