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Friday, November 2, 2012

Open house pick of the week: St. Louis

Photos courtesy of Kahala Associates

One of my favorite places to have a weekend picnic lunch is at Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area. It’s at the tippy top of St. Louis Heights and feels like you’ve been transported off of Oahu into a lush pine forest reminiscent of New England. If I lived closer to the park, I’d probably find myself there every weekend.

This listing in St. Louis, which hit the market 10 days ago, would put me within a three-minute drive to it, but I’m afraid it’s a tad out of my price range.

This contemporary home, built in 1984 by a certified designer as her personal residence, includes two bedrooms and two baths in 2,524 square feet of living space.

With vaulted ceilings and a flowing design, the home is bright and airy on all levels. The spacious kitchen lends itself to entertaining with an island bar and seating. An open lanai off the living room is another place to host guests while they enjoy the sunset.

With more than 700 square feet in the master suite alone, you’ll have plenty of room to spread out also while taking in expansive city views.

On the lower level, an extra room would be great for a home office, or if you’re the creative type, maybe an art studio.

A backyard patio tucked under a tree on the 5,000-square-foot lot offers a relaxing space to enjoy a glass of wine. I could see myself there whiling away a Sunday afternoon reading a book.

You can spend your Sunday afternoon taking a look at this house. It’ll be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Happy house hunting! Click here for details.

Money talk: $1,198,000 fee simple
Contact: Chris Friese, Kahala Associates, 808-722-5777, cfriese@hawaii.rr.com
MLS #: 1211798

Posted on Friday, November 2, 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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