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Friday, November 9, 2012

Open house pick of the week: St. Louis Heights

Photos courtesy of Kahala Associates

If a renowned kitchen and bath designer has a house built specifically to her personal preferences, you know it’s going to look classic and eclectic. Such is the case with Judy Dawson’s home on St. Louis Heights. (Click here for details.)

Dawson, an award-winning designer, built this home in 1984 and, after all these years, it looks as timeless as it is contemporary, inside and out. The 5,000-square-foot lot, midway off  Chaminade Terrace, gives enough space for a well-manicured yard and has sweeping sunset and city views.

Inside, the vaulted ceilings give a feeling of extra spaciousness in the 2,524-square-foot residence. As expected, the kitchen is artfully designed, with a lot of storage and counter space; it’s built for efficiency, but looks pretty.

There are two bedrooms and two distinctively designed bathrooms (of course). I don’t think Dawson has won awards for these bathrooms or the kitchen, but you probably can’t tell the difference—I know I can’t.

The lower level “bonus” room, as she likes to call it, is perfect for art studio, workshop or office, with a tranquil garden setting.

This home will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $1,198,000 fee simple
Contact: Chris Friese, Kahala Associates, 808-722-5777, cfriese@hawaii.rr.com

Posted on Friday, November 9, 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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