Oceanfront Options – The Windward Coast – Alii Shores
The Windward Oahu region itself is unrivaled in its natural beauty and dramatic contrasts – from its pristine white-sand beaches washed by turquoise waters to the verdant vertical cliffs of the Koolau Mountain Range.
In 1972, Kuilima, now Turtle Bay, opened on coastal lands where the North Shore morphs into the Wind-ward Coast. Mauka lands in the area have generally remained undeveloped, with the exception of ongoing projects of the Mormon Church.
The coast’s most prominent geographic feature, Mokapu Peninsula, site of one of Hawaii’s largest military installations, forms the southern boundary of Kaneohe Bay. Marine and oceanographic research facilities are located here, as well as at Makapuu to the south.
Residential properties along this coast range from country cottages to large estates, apartment buildings, townhomes, and condominiums. The area’s two largest communities, Kaneohe and Kailua, continue to grow, with real estate values surpassing price points for properties in some of southeast Oahu’s most upscale neighborhoods.
An outstanding Kaneohe Bay property has recently been placed on the market by Realtor Maggie Joy of Primary Properties. She is offering the two-story custom pole house in the new Alii Shores community at $1,599,000.
Located on 11,982 square feet of land, the 3,205-square-foot home was designed and built in 1978 by the father of the current owners. According to Joy, the home was constructed with 12 massive redwood and cedar poles and concrete footings buried to 10 feet underground.
“Walls were built almost entirely with old redwood, and if you like real wood, you will love this home,” Joy commented.
Two bedrooms, two baths, a large kitchen and a loft are located on the spacious main floor and three bedrooms and one bath on the lower level. Covered decks extend around both floors. The upper level accessed from the carport area at the top of the parcel features dramatic vaulted ceilings with translucent panels that admit natural lighting.
“Although the home is not directly on the water, it does feature panoramic views of Kaneohe Bay, the open ocean and Koolau mountains. It also comes with deeded membership in the Alii Shores Yacht Club, which provides a boat launch and boat parking, as well as other ocean-related amenities, and is just a very short walk away,” Joy said.
The Alii Shores community is just above Lilipuna Road. Windward Mall, restaurants, medical facilities, schools, and churches are within close driving distance.
For more information or to arrange a showing, contact Joy at 782-7977 or Maggie@primaryhawaii.com.