Homes for the Luxury Lifestyle
Eighteenth in a series
A Makaweli Street home listed by David Nickle (RA) of East Oahu Realty has been described by the Realtor as “a million dollar view that comes with a house.” The spacious two story Koko Kai Triangle home is also an “ideal family home,” Nickle notes, when you take into consideration such features as its layout and location… just a few minutes from Hawaii Kai with its numerous options for shopping, dining, and services, as well as parks and schools. The 10,841 square foot property, which is walled and gated, is on a quiet cul-de-sac.
Most major living areas of five bedroom, three bath custom-built home overlook either the panoramic view or the interior courtyard, gardens, and swimming pool. The 180 degree view extends from the ocean and Maunalua Bay to the East Honolulu Heights. In the distance is iconic Diamond Head, in the evening often silhouetted against the sunset. The lights of Waikiki and the homes extending up the hillsides create a sparkling spectacle as darkness spreads across the landscape.
The two level home’s 3,292 square foot interior is augmented by a large exterior courtyard with a swimming pool and covered areas for barbecuing and entertaining. Three bedrooms, a bathroom, family room, and laundry room are located on the lower level of the terraced lot. The entrance to the home, which is at street level, opens to a foyer from which both the lower level and main floor can be accessed. Sharing the main floor are the living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite, another bedroom and bath suitable as a guest suite, and a sitting room/office. A 15 foot high ceiling and sliding glass doors and windows that open to the view contribute to the sense of spaciousness, as well as admitting natural light and cooling breezes.
The kitchen features polished hardwood cabinetry, Corian countertops, and top-of-the line appliances including a SubZero double refrigerator, double oven, double sink, a large island with a breakfast bar and cooktop, and a pantry with revolving shelves. A six foot by three foot pass through between the kitchen and dining room provides additional workspace.
“The well planned layout and separation of the two floors make this house adaptable for families with children as well as older members,” Nickle said. “From the two-car garage you take two steps down to the family room or three steps up to ground floor area. There’s actually a third level attic space useful for storage but also with potential for an extra room. The current owner, who has lived in the house for 35 years, remodeled it periodically. The entire property has been well maintained. The gardens include mature trees and a variety of flowering plants, tropicals as well as roses.”
Nickle has listed the home for $2,250,000 and will be showing it at an open house this Sunday.