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The panoramic view from Na Pali Haweo embraces mountains, valleys, East Oahu coastline, Koko Head, majestic Koko Crater, Diamond Head in the distance, and Hawaii Kai just below. The subdivision of large lots and upscale homes, extending up Kamehame Ridge to an altitude of 700 feet, was designed by the developer to maximize and preserve view channels for its nearly 200 projected residences.

Since sales began in 1991, custom homes have been built on most of the lots, which are a minimum of 10,000 square feet; 21 vacant lots are still available. Buyers are required to observe architectural and landscaping criteria overseen by the homeowners association, ensuring that the quality of the neighborhood is maintained. Also under the purview of the association are a neighborhood security patrol and community park at the entrance to Na Pali Haweo on Kamehame Drive.

“Na Pali Haweo may be East Oahu’s ‘best kept secret,'” said East Oahu Realty Realtor and Broker-in-Charge Dan Madden. “There’s a sense of exclusivity and atmosphere of a private enclave that appeal to buyers who value privacy as well as great views.”

Madden recently listed an estate at 1336 Kamehame Drive at $3,200,000 and noted that, when it closes next week, it will be the second highest sale recorded to date and the highest in the past 10 years for the neighborhood. The 4,566 square foot, two story home with 692 square feet of outdoor lanais is situated on a 32,249 square foot rim lot.

“The home is very private and perfectly oriented for the spectacular southwesterly views over Hawaii Kai, the ocean, and Diamond Head…the night views are enchanting,” Madden said. “The home is on the last lot on the main drive. The owner also bought an adjacent vacant lot to create a unique hilltop retreat. Another new home could be built on the lower lot.”

The landscaped property, which is fenced and gated, includes a heated swimming pool and spa surrounded by ample deck space for entertaining, maid’s/guest quarters, and parking for six cars. The architect-designed home incorporates quality detailing and materials, including stucco exterior finish, tile roofing, and ceramic tile flooring.

“There are currently six homes for sale in Na Pali Haweo ranging in price from $1,635,000 to $3,280,000,” Madden noted. “There have been 10 sales in the last two years ranging in price from $1,025,000 to $2,175,000. Above Na Pali Haweo is a 16 plus acre parcel of vacant land listed for $12,000,000.”

Numerous recreational facilities within a few minutes drive of Na Pali Haweo include the Hawaii Kai golf courses, club house, and restaurant, Koko Head District Park with night-lighted tennis courts, recreation center, and playground, Kamiloiki Park, Koko Crater Botanical Gardens, Koko Head Shooting Complex, Hanauma Bay Beach Park, Sandy Beach Park, Koko Crater Equestrian Center, and miles of hiking and riding trails. It’s a short drive down the hill to the malls of Hawaii Kai.

Dan Madden and co-listor East Oahu Realty Realtor Maria Handl show the Na Pali Haweo estate by appointment.

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