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Homes For The Island Lifestyle – Paiko Lagoon

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Paiko Lagoon is a unique setting that has inspired the work of prominent Hawaii architects over the years. The defining feature of this small residential enclave between Kalanianaole Highway and Maunalua Bay is a 33-acre State Wild-life Sanctuary providing habitat for several varieties of shorebirds and seabirds. Homes fronting the preserve offer serene views of the lagoon and the ocean beyond.

One of Paiko’s premier properties, an elegant indoor/outdoor home at the edge of the lagoon, has become available. The home was redesigned and rebuilt for the current owner by award-winning Hawaii architect Peter Vincent AIA in 2008.

The structure projects a classic, sculptural quality and sense of integration with the natural surroundings. The open concept floor plan optimizes interior space to provide views for all major living areas, as well as natural light and ventilation. With a total of 4,811 square feet of usable living area, including lanais, the single level home features coffered ceilings and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that contribute to the feeling of spaciousness. In addition to its unobstructed views of the ocean and coast highlighted by Koko Crater and Koko Head, the home is designed to provide interior views of a courtyard, free form swimming pool, and lush tropical landscaping.

The main structure includes three bedrooms and three full baths. An additional bedroom and full bath are located in a poolside structure that includes a wetbar. A number of settings for casual and formal dining and entertaining are located throughout the home.

The large, open kitchen, designed by Details International with high-end features such as solid, washed-maple cabinets by Downsview and German greenstone countertops, is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances that utilize piped gas for cooking. Flooring throughout the home is Travertine, with the exception of bedrooms which are carpeted. Countertops in the luxurious bathrooms are imported Curry Stone. Doors, shutter window coverings, and the garage door are Honduran Mahogany.

The grounds of the 10,000 square foot property, which is walled and gated for privacy and security, are extensively landscaped with tropical flowering plants and trees. An oversize garage with storage space provides parking for two cars; four or more additional cars can be parked on the property.

Listing Realtor Anne Oliver of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties points out that the approach to the home is by a long, private driveway from Kalanianaole Highway approximately a mile east of Hawaii Loa Ridge. “The property is 330 feet off the highway, so there is no traffic noise…it’s very quiet and peaceful, and once you’re inside the gate and looking out at the calm lagoon, you are in another world.”

Oliver is showing the home, which is priced at $3,390,000, at an open house this Sunday, June 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Some furnishings are available for purchase.

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