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Homes for the Luxury Lifestyle

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This luxurious new custom home, with high quality detailing throughout, looks inward to a courtyard with a night-lighted swimming pool and outward over a broad expanse of Hawaii Kai Marina to the valley and mountains.

Designed for indoor/outdoor living, the 5,265 square foot home opens to a courtyard that adds another 240 square feet of usable space to the ground floor area. High ceilings on both the lower and upper level, which includes two view decks, and floor to ceiling retractable pocket doors contribute to the sense of openness and spaciousness.

In addition to five bedrooms and four and a half baths, the home includes a guest room/maid’s quarters with full bathroom, kitchen, and separate entry door, a media room with a projector and theater seating, and a kitchen with top-ofthe-line appliances including a Wolf six-burner gas stove and Fisher & Paykel double dishwasher, a pantry with a second refrigerator, an island with a second sink and instant hot water dispenser, and an adjacent dining area. The island provides additional space for casual dining. An outdoor cooking and dining area on the lanai includes a barbecue grill and sink. A wet bar and SubZero wine refrigerator are an additional convenience in the main living area.

Owners Henry and Nicole Choi collaborated with their architect Kei Lee of Zokei Partnership on the basic design of the home, as well as materials and detailing. “We were committed to creating a luxurious new home with every convenience and upgrade possible regardless of cost,” Nicole Choi said. “We purchased the property in 2008 and completed a new home on the site in 2010.

“The 8,125 square foot lot faces a beautiful wide part of the marina and has space for its own boat dock…from this point, you could be out in the open ocean in minutes. The location is very private, in a small enclave called Luna Kai with a driveway shared with three other homes, and close to Koko Marina. The access drive off Kalanianaole provides extra parking in addition to the two car garage.

“You enter through custom built gates. The stucco exterior is a beige tone complemented by a green tile roof with copper gutters. Entry and lanai paving are natural stone. The heated salt water swimming pool, which is really the centerpiece of the home, is spectacular at night when the water and aqua tile are illuminated. Adding to the drama of the setting are a pond and waterfall surrounded by gas torches and tropical landscaping.

“Interior flooring is a combination of Travertine and hardwood. Cabinets throughout are solid African mahogany and countertops are a rich brown granite. The master bedroom suite is spacious and elegant with its own deck, a luxurious bath, and a laundry chute. The views are spectacular at night looking out to the marina with its sparkling water and the lights of the homes along the shore and on the ridges. One of the most beautiful sights is the moon rising over Koko Crater. Additional custom features include a built-in sound system, recessed lighting, and crown molding…an exquisite chandelier has been added to the entry’s 20 foot high ceiling.

“In addition to the exceptional workmanship reflected in every detail, the setting also makes the home unique and special…offering spectacular views and combining privacy and convenience.”

Nicole Choi, a Prudential Locations Realtor, Partner, and Fine Homes Premier Specialist, is offering the home for $3,595,000 and showing it by appointment.

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