Oceanfront Options – The Windward Coast
Oahu’s Windward Coast is 34 scenic miles extending from Kahuku Point in the north to Makapuu Point in the south.
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.
The first of up to five new custom homes in the Bayside Lofts residential enclave being developed on the shores of Kaneohe Bay by Jake Johnson, director of construction and design, and award-winning architect Jim Schmit has been placed on the market. Realtor Ralph Gray of Hawaii Homes International is offering the home at $2,595,000 fee simple.
This newly completed residence reflects the unique design concepts of the team’s architectural and creative style. The collaboration of the duo brings Kaneohe a fresh and modern bayside experience to the Windward side.
Located at 47-409 Kamehameha Highway, the home listed by Gray offers direct oceanfront exposure and sweeping views of Kaneohe Bay, Chinaman’s Hat, sunrises, and the picturesque coastline.
The model that has been placed on the market is a well-thought- out, 1,615 square feet with an open floor plan that takes advantage of views and natural ventilation with vaulted ceilings and large windows. A 147 square foot lanai off the master bedroom and great room provides additional space for entertaining and outdoor dining overlooking Kaneohe Bay. This exquisite custom home also features three bedroom/bath suites with walk-in closets, a half bath, large, open modern kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, and sound system throughout.
The approximately 7,222 square foot property includes a manicured, grassy oceanfront yard that extends to the shoreline. a 2 car enclosed garage, and guest parking. A solar water heater, AC, security camera system, and lawn sprinklers are included in the listed price.
Ralph Gray is showing the property by appointment and at an open house this Sunday, October 1, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.