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Homes For The Island Lifestyle – Kahala – Kolohala

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A vintage Kahala home built in 1955 has been remodeled, expanded, and transformed over the years into a spacious indoor/outdoor home. Located on Kolohala Street, one of the most desirable streets in Kahala with a wide roadway and paved sidewalks on both sides, the 10,334 square foot property is completely walled for privacy. As an older neighborhood, Kolohala is known for its mature shade trees, tropical gardens, and well kept yards.

Recently listed at $2,400,000 by Gold Coast Real Estate, the home is at 4837 Kolohala, approximately midway between Kahala Mall and the beach. Gold Coast Real Estate Principal Broker Don Persons notes that he sold the property to former residents of Lanikai 14 years ago.

“The new owners renovated extensively eight years ago, including replacement of wiring and plumbing and reroofing. They added the heated swimming pool, spa, and large poolside lanai area, which they make good use of, both for dining and just relaxing in the privacy of their own garden, as well as for entertaining. They enjoy hosting gatherings at the home, which can comfortably accommodate as many as 100 guests. In addition to the formal dining room adjacent to the main living area, there is also an informal dining area and wetbar with seating for six just off the lanai. When lighted at night, the poolside lanai is a beautiful setting with a waterfall cascading over lava rock into the pool.”

The home is a spacious 2,505 square feet under roof, with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. One of the bedroom/bath suites, detached from the main house, serves as a maid’s or guest quarters. Main living areas open up to the lanai and gardens through sliding glass doors, shutters, and louvers. The effect is a light and airy ambiance, enhanced by high open-beam ceilings.

An indoor/outdoor lifestyle is also supported by ceramic tile flooring throughout. Features include a fireplace, split air conditioning system, ceiling fans, and solar water heating system for the swimming pool. In addition to a two-car garage with direct entry into the pool area, a broad drive provides parking for as many as three cars and a boat.

The home is being shown by appointment and at Sunday open houses. An open house will be held Sunday, August 14, from 2 to 5 p.m.

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