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Friday, April 6, 2012

Open House pick of the week: Kaimuki

This retro home is a cute example of Kaimuki’s charm, but with all the elements of contemporary living inside. Although it was built in 1927, the owners—who have owned it for about 30 years—have maintained it with ongoing upgrades to keep it looking new. (Click here for details.)

“It’s not like they overhauled the house in just one year,” says realtor Yukiko Sato of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. “The paint is new, and all of the electrical wiring is new. But the home’s upgrades have always been a work in progress, and it’s been well-kept.”

The two-bedroom, one-bath home is just 808 square feet, but the lot is 4,643 square feet (which includes a two-car parking area, which is rare in Kaimuki). There’s good ventilation throughout the house, so there’s no need for air conditioning.

“For added storage, the home has an attic,” Sato says. “It’s a full-sized attic, so you can stand up straight and walk around. There’s also a separate storage shed outside that can be used as a greenhouse.”

It’s located on the lower part of Kokohead Ave. so you can walk to the various shops and restaurants in the area; it gets 85 on Walkscore.com so it’s legitimately walkable. It’s high enough, though, to get you ocean, city, and Diamond Head views.

The first open house is this Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Happy house hunting!

Money talk: $745,000 fee simple
Contact: Yukiko Sato, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-225-1253, YukikoS@cbpacific.com

Posted on Friday, April 6, 2012 in Permalink

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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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