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Spotlight On Contemporary Island Architecture – Pacific Heights

Locations Realtor Jon Yamasato describes a vintage residence he has recently listed in Pacific Heights as “a unique opportunity to live in a home designed by one of Hawaii’s great architects.” The architect, Charles “Ty” Sutton FAIA, is known for such major projects as the Hawaii State Capitol and Aloha Tower redevelopment, but he also designed private residences for kamaaina families that are considered architectural treasures. Built in 1967, the Pacific Heights home currently listed by Yamasato is one of four dwellings in a 40,000 square foot CPR development. George Walters, a prominent landscape architect of the period, designed the common area with its luxuriant growth and sprawling lawn. The structure is situated on a 10,000 square foot level portion of the terraced lot, which includes two covered parking stalls and a private courtyard.

The four bedroom, two-anda-half bath home has interior living space of 2,400 square feet augmented by 128 square feet of lanai space and multiple large decks. Main living and dining areas are on the upper level, bedrooms downstairs. With vaulted ceilings and wide, sliding windows to admit natural light and cool breezes, the house is spacious and airy. Located at 3077 Wailani Road, the 610 foot elevation provides sweeping views of the hillsides and city of Honolulu, with Diamond Head and the ocean in the distance. Interior finishes include hardwood and ceramic tile flooring and cedar ceilings.

“Tree canopies lining the perimeter of the property contribute to the privacy and tranquility of this special residence,” Yamasato said. “It combines the features of a relaxing retreat from the city below while offering the convenience of a central location at the edge of the urban core of Honolulu.”

Yamasato is offering the home at $1,388,000 and showing it both by appointment and at open houses. An open house will be held Sunday, June 4, 2 to 5 p.m.

Sutton Construction

Sutton Construction was established in Hawaii in 1989. Over the years, our company has earned a reputation as one of Hawaii’s premier builders with a portfolio of numerous award-winning residential and commercial projects.

In addition to the design and construction of new custom homes, the company also provides renovations for single family homes and apartments, as well as historic restoration. Major commercial projects have included offices, schools, hospitals, and Federal contracts for housing renovation at military bases throughout Oahu.

Sutton Construction attributes its status as a quality Hawaii company to the relationships it has established among its employees, professional associates, and vendors who work together to achieve the goal of creating personal and public places of distinction that function in harmony with Hawaii’s unique environment and lifestyle. The Sutton Construction ohana’s commitment to each project extends from its inception to completion, andbeyond. —–John Sutton

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