Oceanfront Options – The North Shore – Mokuleia
By the time the winter big wave surfing competitions conclude at the famous beaches of Oahu’s North Shore, visitors and competitors from all parts of the world will have been exposed to the energy and ambiance of this unique part of Hawaii. Many have purchased their own personal “piece of paradise,” contributing to the diversity of the North Shore communities.
North Shore real estate has continued to appreciate dramatically over the past three decadess. Homes along the stretch of coastline between Kahuku and Kaena Point range from “beach shacks” to multi-million dollar estates and condominium developments. Kamaaina families have continued to maintain both primary and secondary residences on the North Shore, and companies such as Billabong, Hurley, and Volcom have purchased properties in choice beachfront locations. Commercial development is concentrated primarily in Haleiwa Town, where several new commercial projects have just been completed. Despite the extensive media exposure and the increase in upscale residential real estate development, the North Shore of Oahu continues to resist excesses of urban encroachment and retain its country atmosphere.
Mokuleia is the last neighborhood on Oahu’s northern coast heading westward to uninhabited Kaena Point. From its approximately six-mile-long shoreline, Mokuleia extends mauka to rural countryside with farms, ranches, and a wilderness preserve at the base of Mt. Kaala.
Residential development is concentrated along Farrington Highway and on Crozier Drive, a cul de sac, where kamaaina families created homesites with front-age on the sandy shore. Today Crozier Drive has become a self-contained community with some of Mokuleia’s most desirable residential real estate, a diverse mix of properties ranging from cottages to large upscale homes. Typically, several generations of the same family tend to retain their original home, so properties seldom go on the market.
Recently, a two-story home on a 5,880-square-foot lot at 68-511 Crozier Drive has become available at $3,650,000. Listing Realtor Julianna Garris, Broker in Charge at The Choi Group with Hawaii Life, said the home, built in 1988, is located on one of the best sections of the beach. “This is a rare opportunity to own a beachfront property in what has become one of the North Shore’s most sought-after neighborhoods,” Garris said. “You can literally walk out the door to a sandy beach that is relatively quiet due to its distance from the public beach parks. Several popular surf spots and channels are just offshore. The ocean here is favored not only for board surfing, but also for wind surfing and kite surfing, and when the water is calm, for fishing and diving.”
Garris said the two-story, two-bedroom, two-bath home, which was remodeled in 2017, features an A-frame designed interior with high, open-beam ceilings, country-style kitchen, stone and wood floors, plantation shutters, and large windows framing spectacular ocean and sunset views. The landscaped, fenced and walled property includes a garage and parking for additional vehicles, as well as storage for surfboards, kayaks, and other watercraft.
“The location of the home is ideal,” Garris added. “It offers easy access to the H-1 Freeway to Mililani and Honolulu and doesn’t experience the congestion affecting other North Shore communities. Yet it’s minutes to Haleiwa town where you will find a variety of restaurants and boutique shopping. A few miles further down Kamehameha Highway is the Turtle Bay Resort with fine dining options and two golf courses. It’s an ideal area for those who want to be in a country setting yet with the conveniences of town wiithin close reach.”
Garris is offering the home at the listed price inclusive of furnishings. For information and to view the property, contact Julianna Garris at 255-7143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.