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Fabulous Living And A ‘Living Wall’ Too

The largest “living wall” in Hawaii was completed last month in Ward Village at the new Anaha tower, which is opening to residents this fall.

More than 95 percent of the 317 fee-simple residences in the 38-story Kakaako property have been sold already, with just eight homes, plus two grand penthouse homes, still available for purchase.

The amazing living wall — on the ground floor of the elegant, creatively designed Anaha (which means “reflection of light” in Hawaiian) — is 113 feet wide and 15 feet tall, and consists of more than 8,000 tropical plants, including ferns, bromeliads, lawai and syngonium.

“With Anaha’s frontage along Auahi Street, there was a desire to introduce public art that would benefit the community at large,” said Todd Apo, vice president of community development at Ward Village. “Auahi Street will remain a main pedestrian thoroughfare for Ward Village, and the living wall at Anaha is an opportunity for us to provide a unique botanical canvas to be enjoyed by all.”

Designed by Greg and Terri Lee of Waipahu-based 1st Look Exteriors, it took more than a year to create, and cascades through both the exterior and interior of the grand entrance to Anaha, which, in turn, was designed by Chicago-based Solomon Cordwell Buenz in collaboration with Ben Woo Architects Hawaii and Woods Bagot Interiors, the seventh-largest architectural company in the world.

Of the residences remaining, located on floors 31-38, the layouts range from three bedrooms and three baths, and four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, to five bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths for the grand penthouse units. Prices range from $2.9 million to $14 million.

The developer is The Howard Hughes Corp., based in Dallas, which has been transforming Ward Village according to a master plan that will provide thousands of homes in a vibrant urban setting that offers all the advantages of living in a beautiful island environment.

“Ward Village is Honolulu’s premier urban community,” continued Apo. “Living in this sustainable, walkable neighborhood offers an array of dining, shopping and entertainment options outside your door. With only a few remaining homes available, Anaha is an opportunity to reside in one of the finest residential towers in Hawaii.”

Interior amenities include 9-foot-high ceilings (10 feet high in the penthouses), hardwood flooring, spacious master bathrooms, polished quartz composite counters, walk-in closets, plantation-style sliding doors, European cabinetry, Miele kitchen appliances, gas-cooking, wine refrigeration, Dornbracht plumbing fixtures and optional motorized window shades.

Outdoor amenities include a glass-bottom pool that cantilevers 15 feet over the edge of the building, 75 feet above a plaza below; plus assigned parking, a beach volleyball court, tennis court, luxury fitness center, library, movie theater, lounges, barbecue cabanas, private dining rooms, putting green, dog park, children’s play area and a 24/7 on-site resident specialist. Views are of either the ocean and Diamond Head or the ocean and sunsets.

For more information about Anaha at Ward Village, call 369-9600 or email

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