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The owner of a unique custom home on the Makaha Coast was guided in his design choices by a deep appreciation of the natural features of the area, according to listing Realtor Travis Palmer, a long-time Leeward resident.

“Like most of us who are fortunate enough to live on the coast in this beautiful, unspoiled part of Oahu, the owner of the home is an ocean lover,” Palmer said. “The home he built is open on one side to unobstructed views of the ocean and coastline and on the other to the mountains. The style of the home is elegant in terms of its clean lines and quality materials and at the same time has a Hawaiian country feel.

“Due to its elevation on a bluff above the ocean, it captures both cooling tradewinds and ocean breezes. The Makaha surfing beach is within walking distance. If the wave conditions are conducive to surfing but you want to swim or snorkel in calm waters, the best option is Turtle Beach just a short drive down Kam Highway. From the main living areas and master bedroom, you can view spectacular sunsets…almost a nightly spectacle in this part of Oahu…as well as whales during the spring season.”

The 2,069-square-foot home, built in 1990, occupies an 11,905-square-foot landscaped lot encircled by a lava rock wall.

With an open beam ceiling and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, the main living areas and state-of-the-art kitchen, located on the second floor, have a spacious, airy ambiance. Two bedrooms and three baths are on the ground floor, including the luxurious master suite that opens to a lanai and large hot tub overlooking the ocean. High quality finishes include ceramic and marble flooring, granite counter-tops, and polished hardwood.

The 2-car garage and paved driveway provide parking for six cars plus a boat. The property, which is entered from Makau Street through an electronic gate, is equipped with security and sprinkler systems. Palmer noted that the Makaha real estate marketplace has been infused with new vitality by the ongoing development of the Ko Olina Resort and city of Kapolei with their numerous shopping and dining options, less than half an hour away. Another catalyst to the desirability of the area is the acquisition of the former Makaha Inn and Country Club by Pacific Links which is in the process of extensive renovations, including redesign of the golf course by Greg Norman. Meanwhile the Makaha Valley Country Club East Course remains open for play.

Travis Palmer, a Realtor in the Kapolei office of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, is offering the home for $1,360,000 and showing it by appointment. An open house is scheduled for Sunday, January 25.

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