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Friday, September 21, 2012

Open house pick of the week: Waialae Iki

Photos courtesy of Kahala Associates

As I was reviewing the open houses for this week, this unusual design caught my eye. Who wouldn’t want to live in a house that stands out from the others? (Click here for details.)

The unusual façade is due mostly to the covered balcony above the three-car garage, designed to help enjoy the amazing views from its perch atop the exclusive, gated Waialae Iki V community. But the split-level design gives it a little flair, as well.

Built in 1987 and remodeled in 2011, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom home sits on a spacious, almost quarter-acre lot. It’s very quiet, not just because of the neighborhood itself, but also the fact that there are no neighbors in the back, as some other homes have. The residence is 2,456 square feet with a fairly open design to give it a feeling of extra elbow room.

The renovations included Merbeau Hardwood floors, travertine marble, granite countertops and new windows throughout. The kitchen was completely redone, including solid cherry cabinets with a soft close feature, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and recessed lighting.

There’s even a fireplace in the family room … you know, for those chilly Hawaiian winter nights. (Hey, it happens.)  The living room is sunken, with 15-foot ceilings and crown moldings.

A new photovoltaic system was recently installed, which is a nice, green touch.

Remember, although it’s a single-family home, it’s a part of a planned community, so you have to pay association dues. The fee includes include high-speed internet, telephone, cable with premiumservices and security.

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

Money talk: $1,325,000 fee simple
Contact: Brandon Kim, Kahala Associates, 808-383-7603, brandonekim@aol.com

Posted on Friday, September 21, 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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