Hawaii’s Heavenly Heights
Fourth in a series
Sharing the ridge known as Wiliwilinui with the Waialae Iki subdivision is East Oahu’s newest gated hillside neigh-borhood…Kahala Kua. Development of the 116 lot subdivision and infrastructure began in 1984 and was completed in 1995.
Located at the top of Poola Street on the eastern flank of the ridge, Kahala Kua comprises view lots available for development and completed new custom homes.
Special features of the subdivision are its cool, breezy weather, underground utilities, freeway proximity, and excellent views…most properties overlook the ocean, Wailupe Peninsula, and Koko Peninsula, and a few catch Diamond Head over the slopes of Waialae Iki.
Also contributing to the appeal of the neighborhood is the quality of the architecture, which is sustained by design guidelines. Management services are provided to the Kahala Kua Owners Association by Hawaiiana Management.
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Realtor Jackie Oldbury has recently listed a custom-designed home at 5209 Kuaiwi Place at $1,399,000. Located in a cul de sac on an 8,568-square-foot rim lot, the home is oriented for views of the East Oahu coastline, Koko Head and Peninsula, and spectacular sunrises across the ocean.
With 2,193 interior square feet, the spacious tri-level, four-bedroom, three bath home features an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, a variety of window treatments, and tile roofing. Large plate glass windows and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors capture the views and admit both an abundance of natural light and cooling breezes.
Additional space for relaxing and enjoying the view, dining, and entertaining is provided by two decks, one 12 feet by 12 feet, and the other 4-feet-wide and L-shaped wrapping around the main living area.
“Due to the unique design of the home, there are views from virtually every room, including the two master bedrooms,” Oldbury said. “One bedroom and a full bath are located at entry level on the ground floor. The loft makes a great office, studio, or den. The layout is very functional, with the main living and dining area open to the deck. The kitchen includes lots of counter and storage space with a walk-in pantry.
“The home includes a two-car enclosed garage, which is entered at ground level from a wide, paved driveway with parking for additional cars. The walled grounds are nicely landscaped and require minimal maintenance.”
Built in 1999, the home was designed by Gary Herald AIA of Armstrong Design; General Contractor was Armstrong Builders LLC. It was remod-eled in 2007.
Jackie Oldbury is showing the home by appointment.