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Homes For The Island Lifestyle – Kailua

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Indoor-outdoor living defines the Island lifestyle. The essential ingredient in homes that support this lifestyle is open design, but there are other important features to consider, such as the nature of the property itself. For example, homes in some of Hawaii’s older neighborhoods set the stage for indoor-outdoor living with larger lots and mature gardens that enhance privacy.

A Kailua home with over an acre of park-like grounds surrounded by majestic shade trees is being offered by Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Realtors Maggie Walker and Mary Browne-Burris at $2,450,000. The main home is a single level, spacious three-bedroom, three-bath augmented by three covered lanais totaling approximately 1,382 square feet. The property also includes two separate, attractively designed A-frame structures, one with approximately 550 square feet, the other with approximately 723 square feet, and a two-car garage.

“The property, a level lot, has been beautifully maintained with grassy lawns, shade trees, and fruit trees,” Walker said. “The home itself, built in 1952 and updated at various times over the years, has large, flowing living areas and most rooms in the house have views of the surrounding gardens.

“The main house has many features characteristic of the period in which it was built large bedrooms, gorgeous ohia floors, dining room, and a working fireplace. The kitchen is almost new and includes a wet bar adjoining the dining room. Three large covered lanais offer flexibility for outdoor living and invite one to just relax in the serene setting.

“This home was formerly part of a charming enclave of nine properties known as ‘Old Kukunono Ranch’ – one of the Windward holdings of the Castle family. On the upper portion of the property there was even an attractive small equestrian facility, now sadly gone, with stabling, a riding arena, and other equestrian accoutrements. The original property was subdivided eons ago and leased to various owners with restrictions created by the Castle family to keep the bucolic, country feel of the area. The fee interest was later offered and in 1982 the leasehold restrictions became part of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions which are still in effect. The result is the wonderful, peaceful country atmosphere residents of this unique pocket neighborhood now enjoy…and with Kailua Town so conveniently close and downtown Honolulu less than 20 minutes away.”

The property is being shown by appointment. Some furnishings may be included in the sales price or will be quoted on request.

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