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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Downtown condo with lots of perks

Built in 2008, The Capitol Place condominium on Queen Emma Street exemplifies the trend in recent developments of piling on the perks – throwing in just about everything but a bowling alley.

“It has some of the best amenities in all of downtown,” says realtor Claire Addison of All Island Homes LLC. “They’re unreal.” (More on them later.)

This two-bedroom, two-bath unit, listed on Saturday, is in immaculate condition. For a virtual tour, click here.

The 1,085-square-foot condo, on the ewa side, is the largest two-bedroom model – that isn't a penthouse – in the building.

The kitchen boasts Viking appliances and granite counters. Its open design and dining island can make preparing meals for friends and family more of a social event.

The spacious living room offers roll-down shades to filter the afternoon sun and a split-air conditioning unit. You'll be completely wired, too. In every room, you'll find phone, cable and Internet hookups. Wireless connectivity is also available in each unit and in the common areas.

The ample master bedroom also has a split-air unit. The master bath features granite countertops, dual recessed sinks and a tiled shower with a separate soaking tub.

The second bedroom could be used as a den or office. A new Bosch washer/dryer pair is located in the second bathroom.

Back to the property's amenities and services. The maintenance fee includes a lot of extras that make this place feel like a swanky hotel.

To name a few: There's a large infinity pool and an oversized whirlpool, a nicely appointed gym and an outdoor playground with padded flooring for energetic keiki.

Have a movie night in the theater/media room or host a barbecue in a private outdoor cabana, complete with gas grill. If you choose, you can have either area set up prior to your fete, including tea cart delivery, grill prep and ice chest.

One of the property’s two music rooms has a baby grand piano, and the yoga room comes with a ballet bar for practicing those plies.

If you still find yourself in need, one of the building's 24-hour front desk "residential specialists" (think concierge) will help you find "fee for service" providers, such as housekeepers, caterers, pet sitters, personal trainers, or even a cobbler.

Fuzz factor: The building is pet friendly. The on-site dog park has an amusing touch – little faux fire hydrants to make Fido feel as if he’s on the street.

For those who work downtown, you can easily walk there and to just about anything else. The address scores a 92 on Walkscore.com for being very close to restaurants, bars, shopping and the arts – including a 10-minute walk to the Hawaii Theatre Center.

The unit comes with two open parking spaces and an extra storage locker.

Money talk: $610,000 fee simple
Contact: Claire Addison, All Island Homes LLC, 808-779-5810, claireladdison@earthlink.net
MLS#: 1205340

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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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