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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Big and beautiful in Kailua

Kailua is known for its old Hawaii charm, but it's always nice to look at some of the newer homes in the area when they're built and landscaped well. This listing at Ainoni St. is huge and dreamy, and would look great in almost any neighborhood. (Click here for details.)

It's a big, two-story home on 6,600 square feet, which includes a pool and waterfall for lounging in the great outdoors (although it's just 1.5 blocks from the beach, if you'd rather do that). It includes four bedrooms and two baths, plus a detached one-bedroom, one-bath unit.

Throughout the 2,434-square-foot home, you'll find upgrades and amenities galore: gourmet kitchen, solar panels, plantation shutters, granite, marble and more. I was particularly interested in the floors of tigerwood, which is a wood from South America that looks like rosewood.

Some of the little touches, as seen here, show an affinity for Hawaiiana, from the honu (turtle) on the exterior to the monstera leaves painted on the inside balcony.

Despite being remodeled in 2010 and inflation, the price is not much higher than when it was sold in 2007 for $1,189,500—which is reflective of the overall prices in the Hawaii market right now.

Money talk: $1.3 million fee simple
Contact: Heather Selvitelle, Kahala Associates, 808-282-1764, Heather@KahalaAssociates.com

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 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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