Homes For The Island Lifestyle – Hawaii Loa Ridge
Taking full advantage of its setting for both indoor/outdoor living and views, the designers of 179 Kokololio Place also created privacy for both levels of this Hawaii Loa home. Situated on a 10,175-square-foot lot on a quiet cul-de-sac near the top of the ridge, the home is nearly 4,000 square feet under roof, with four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and a 420-square-foot patio at the lower level. The upper level lanai overlooks an unobstructed panorama of ocean, coast, and Diamond Head to the west. Main living and dining areas and the master suite open to the lanai, with vaulted ceilings enhancing the sense of spaciousness. Three more bedrooms, one of which doubles as a meditation room, and an office on the lower level open to the heated swimming pool and gardens. Adjacent to the pool, is a tiled, circular spa; the entire area is fenced for complete privacy.
“This home is exquisitely detailed,” said listing Realtor Margaret Murchie, vice president of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. “It is perfectly situated on the site and designed with clean, classic lines and sculptural surfaces. Abundant windows and sliding glass doors bring the outside in. The master bedroom suite on the main level includes a luxurious bath with a gorgeous granite double sink vanity, a large tub set in marble, walk-in marble shower, and walk-in closet with high quality built-ins. The large kitchen, adjacent to the family room and open to the view, is elegantly finished with granite countertops and marble flooring and equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, including a Wolf gas cooktop and SubZero refrigerator.
“This is a great family home, but it is also designed for entertaining…especially dining on the expansive lanai while viewing the sunset over the ocean and Diamond Head. The upstairs/ downstairs layout creates good separation between the two levels and privacy for visiting guests. There is ample space and access to create a separate entry to the lower level.
“After marketing Hawaii Loa Ridge homes for the past 25 years, actually since the development fi rst began climbing the hill and the infrastructure was still raw and incomplete, I am now amazed to look out over the neighborhood and see a landscape that is reminiscent of an Italian countryside with its tall cypress trees, multi-colored tile roofs, and sparkling ocean beyond. It is truly one of the best views offered by any of the East Oahu neighborhoods.”
Also contributing to Hawaii Loa Ridge’s appeal is the security it provides with an entry gate staffed by guards round the clock and frequent security patrols. The community also maintains an owners association and offers various recreational amenities for residents, including tennis courts, a clubhouse with a park, and another park at the top of the ridge with barbecue areas, a work-out circuit, and hiking trail.
Priced at $2,486,000, the home is being shown by appointment and at open houses. An open house will be held at the home (179 Kokololio Place) this Sunday, July 31, from 2 to 5 p.m.