Hawaii’s Luxury Condos
LANDMARK: 1. any fixed object used to mark the boundary of a piece of land. 2. any prominent feature of the landscape, as a tree or building, serving to identify a particular locality. (Webster’s)
Hawaii’s most famous landmark, Diamond Head, rises to 760 feet at the eastern end of Waikiki. Defining Waikiki’s western boundary is another “Landmark,” the highrise condominium residence that soars above Kalakaua Avenue to a height of 38 stories.
A state-of-the-art building completed in 1993, the Waikiki Landmark occupies a 2.68-acre site at the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and the Ala Wai and consists of two bridged towers with a total of 196 condominium residences, including studios, one and two bedroom units, and large penthouses with private elevator access located on the “bridge” that connects the two towers. On the ground and second levels are restaurants, cafes, boutiques, galleries, and offices. Topping the 567-stall parking structure is a 12,960 square foot recreation deck with three swimming pools and two spas.
A luxurious condominium “home in the sky,” Landmark Penthouse 3802 has been placed on the market by Choi International at $4,395,000 fee simple. Listing broker Patricia Choi emphasizes that the unit is a “true penthouse” with its top floor location.
With three bedrooms, a library, office, and four-and-a-half baths, and nearly 5,000 square feet including the lanai, the unit is one of the largest currently available in Waikiki.
“The view is extraordinary,” Choi said. “You look out across Waikiki to a 180 degree sweep of ocean and coastline. The preferred east facing position captures the morning sun and moonrise over Diamond Head.
“Walls of glass and high ceilings with elegant design detailing contribute to the sense of spaciousness. The single level floor plan incorporates luxuriously appointed living spaces. A high level of craftsmanship is reflected throughout in the architectural details, such as a grand domed entry, coffered ceilings, hardwood trim, cherry parquet flooring, imported marble and granite floors and countertops in the kitchen and baths, whirlpool bathtubs, and separate glass-enclosed showers. The beautifully paneled library/ media room with a ladder that slides on brass rails is a perfect space for a home office.”
Choi noted that the Waikiki Landmark was designed to provide a sense of privacy in a densely developed sector of Waikiki. The towers, gardens, parking structure and plaza occupy the entire 2.6 acre site bordered by broad roadways, giving the project an almost insular feeling. Shops, restaurants, and beaches are within walking distance.