Aug. 23, 2019

3116 Oahu Ave. 1920's Manoa Plantation Home

After months of renovation and redesign, this 1924 Manoa classic is now better than new, combining colonial era design features with modern finishes. 

Listed at $1,999,900, this home is sure to sell quickly, and is easily the nicest home in metro Honolulu under $2million. 

MLS 201919188 

The brand new island style hand rails were built by our amazing project manager Jim Pferschy, who hand crafted the finishes to make sure every detail was perfect. This new front lanai and entry gives the home a much more grand appearance than the original. Jim gave his blood, sweat, and tears to this project for several months! 

Enter the home and the first thing you'll notice is the brand new kitchen, which features an extra wide island with waterfall edges, and room to seat 4-6 bar stools. The style was kept traditional, with some incandescent light bulbs over the island for an old home feel. The farm house sink and shaker style cabinets help give the home a classic look, while the built in microwave drawer, sleek new cook top, and 38" refrigerator add modern conveniences. 

This kitchen is much larger in person than the photos can even display.  And it's wide open to this beautiful living room, which is nearly 30 feet long! 

On the other side of the kitchen, the dining area leads to the huge new covered lanai. Look at the detail in the corner posts of the lanai cover! Jim did an amazing job on those! This is where the family will enjoy holidays and celebrations! 

The lanai leads you out to the large back yard, with over $20k of new landscaping.  This area was a total jungle when it was first purchased.  You couldn't even see half of the yard because it was overgrown with trees and weeds. Now it's  a great place for kids and pets to play. 

Here is the new master bathroom.  Previously, there was only 1 bathroom for all the bedrooms, so a new bathroom was built in the hallway, but this one was made into an en suite for the master bedroom. With 2 large vanities, luxurious new shower, and private toilet, this is the luxury experience you've been wanting in your home. 

And here is the new hall bathroom for the 2 smaller bedrooms.  It's completely new, and carved out of one of the larger bedrooms. 

Here is one of the smaller bedrooms. The windows have a nice view of the beautiful back yard. 

There is so much more to see, so we hope you'll come by the open house on August 25th from 2-5pm.  

The numbers: 3 bedrooms + office, 2.5 baths, 2077 sqft on 10,277 sqft of land. 


Posted in hawaii house flip
Jan. 24, 2019

Buying a 100 year old house to flip

I'm currently buying this beautiful Manoa classic home built in 1923. It has really cool old features that you can't find in homes built these days, like flared tails under the eaves, solid hardwood ceilings, and an attic that is over 15 feet tall! 



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As we began to inspect this 2000 sqft home, we kept finding more and more cool features, many of which will remain in the house even after we renovate it. The most recognizable feature from the street is the green hard carved shutters. We can't figure out what the design is supposed to be, but these are unique and worth saving, though I will move them to another area of the property and use them as decor.  

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Our plan is to completely gut the house, since almost everything is original. The kitchen, baths, floors, and a lot of the walls will be redone and brought up to modern standards.  I expect this to take about 6 months, mostly because the permitting process in Hawaii is so slow.  

Check out this original old kitchen, complete with board and batten interior walls! 

Manoa kitchen

Posted in hawaii house flip
Oct. 18, 2018

3 Hawaii Luxury Dream Homes On The Market Right Now

Hawaii will always be a sought after destination to live as well as own a vacation home and when it comes to luxury, it's hard to beat it here. These homes don't get sold all too quickly and often are waiting years before the right buyer comes along. Lately there has quite the boom within the luxury market here so I thought we'd take at the inventory and see what really stands out from the pack. 

$30,000,000 USD - 145 Kailuana Loop, Kailua

This gorgeous home is one of the most expensive properties in all of Hawaii and it has it all inside and out. Nearly 15,000 square feet of luxury living space nets you ten bedrooms and eleven bathrooms through this estate. On the overall 60,000 square foot property you'll fin a lagoon, tennis courts, gym, outdoor pool table and a lot of grounds to enjoy any time of year.

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$35,000,000 USD - 1118 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu

This is one of the nicest penthouses ever to go on sale in all of Hawaii and this grand residence in Honolulu has some of the best views money can buy in all the country. This penthouse in the Waiea Village boasts six bedrooms and seven bath over 10,000 square feet high in the sky. 

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$17,750,000 USD - 280 Poipu Drive Honolulu

This stunning palatial estate is one of the best ocean view homes for sale on Oahu and properties like this are not often on the market. The living area on this 60,000 square foot lot sections off just over 6,500 square feet of living space which includes six bedrooms, five full bath and two half bath. 

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Posted in Buzz
Aug. 10, 2018

1199 Bishop St #11

Just Listed! 

The Pinnacle Honolulu - A huge downtown Honolulu condo with over 3000 sqft of total space and 4 parking stalls!

1199 Bishop St, #11. $1,699,888 MLS 201821117

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Aug. 1, 2018

Share The Same Hawaiian Beach As The Obamas With This Estate

Would you like to own a world class home on a white sandy beach right next to the Obama's vacation home in Hawaii? This oceanfront estate is also just a few houses down from the legendary Magnum PI estate. Waimanalo Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Oahu and one of the most famous in all of Hawaii. 

This world famous beach has also been a set on Lost and as well been featured on the Hawaii 5-0 tv show numerous times. This home however has its own bit of beach along with one of the finest beachfront outdoor spaces that is more like a resort than a home. There's good reason why this Waimanalo Beach home is currently a world-famous vacation rental home that has seen royalty and celebrities stay within its walls. 


pool Hawaii beach house

Then here is a stunning 9000+ square foot 9 bedroom 7 bath property in East Oahu built for owners with the highest standards. With a resort style pool overlooking an amazing white sand beach, this magnificent property is perfect for entertaining large groups and family

The property sits on one of Oahu's best beaches. White sand and crystal clear water for miles, with a country feel but just a few minutes away from downtown Honolulu. You can feel like you're away from it all here without being too far from the best restaurants, shopping and entertainment. 


The wide open kitchen features hand carved wood cabinets, viking appliances, and a wide open ocean view from all of the many bar stools. 

The kitchen nook has one of the best views in the house, and opens to spacious outdoor dining overlooking the pool and beach. It feels like a resort , but with the amenities of a luxurious home.  


In this large living and dining room, there are plenty of seats and viewing areas for all of your friends. It has more custom carved wood throughout. 

And how is the view from this room? Just another day in paradise. 

Everyday is beautiful here in Hawaii, so we eat many of our meals outside.  You can see Kailua bay in the background of this picture. 

Downstairs, there is a pool side entertainment area complete with outdoor kitchen, pool table, foosball, and seating for over 20 guests. 


And when you're in the pool at night, the house looks amazing. Coming down that water slide or sitting in the hot tub, you can enjoy the night sky and warm air of Hawaii at this world class estate. 



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Price: $16,900,000 USD

Beds: 9

Bath: 8

Built: 1991

June 23, 2018

Luxury Townhomes At 4607 Kahala Avenue

One of the most exciting new townhouse developments we're excited for is Kahala By The Sea in Honolulu. This is a very well known area home to celebrities, families and some of the finest homes on the Island. In fact, there are only 47 oceanfront lots on Kahala Avenue and only 28 of them run from the street to the beach.

There will be only six luxury residences developed on this lot and they will be starting at $8,999,000 USD when finished. The properties will be two-story residences that will range from 3,442 to 3,647 square feet and will have three and four bedrooms. 

Posted in Developments
June 19, 2018

This Oceanside Estate Has An Outdoor Pool Table

We love finding the unique aspects of homes on the market and 145 Kailuana Loop in Kailua has a lot going for it, but the one feature we loved was its outdoor pool table. While we see a lot of stunning luxury homes here we cannot remember the last time, or if ever, that we saw a pool table outside like this. 

This gorgeous home is currently on the market for $30,000,000 USD and it has ten bedrooms and eleven bath over 14,834 square feet. You're steps to the ocean here, there's plenty of more outdoor space and if you would like to see all the pictures for this home please click here or give us a call.


Posted in Home Of The Week
June 17, 2018

‘A‘ali‘i Condos At Ward Village

‘A‘ali‘i condo development is a much talked about development in the Ward Village and it's going to be a dream spot to live in for its new tenants. What we love the most is that at the penthouse level, you'll find a full-floor oasis for relaxing and socializing with gorgeous 360° views of land and sea.

Architectural Digest recently named Ward Village the best master planned community in the U.S. because of its attention to art, architecture and building community. Getting into this building won't be easy but if you're looking for a luxury condo with a sense of community this may be the spot for you. 

If you're interested to know more about ‘A‘ali‘i in Ward Village please give us a call or email us to represent you.

Posted in Developments
June 4, 2018

Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach Condo For Sale

If you're in the market for something a little bit fabulous you may want to consider this gorgeous four bedroom condo in the Ritz-Carlton Residences at Waikiki Beach.This beautiful split level four bedroom + den also has five bathrooms it comes fully furnished. The views from here are second to none and you'll have commanding ocean views over the Fort DeRussy park.

It is currently on the market for $8,280,000 USD and since you're in the Ritz-Carlton, you'll have access the luxury amenities. This includes their lavish infinity pool, world-class concierge services, valet parking, and a full service spa. If you would like to learn more please email us or call directly via (808) 351-9795 any day of the week.

Posted in hawaii real estate
June 2, 2018

Oahu's Most Expensive Home Right Now Is $35,000,000

I thought we could take a quick look at one of the most incredible and expensive properties for sale right now on Oahu. For a cool $35,000,000 USD you could be the new owner of this six bedroom penthouse in the Waiea building which is second to none here. Let's take a look at this rare offering inside an out and see what all the hype has been about surrounding this development. 

This penthouse was designed by architect James K.M. Cheng and the interiors were masterfully styled by interior designer Tony Ingrao. The word Waiea is the Hawaiian term for "water of life" which refers to the building's sweeping, water inspired glass façade. This links the structure to the importance of water in Hawaii's coastal landscape which you can see flawlessly from every window and patio. 

High above it all you'll have 8,485 square feet of luxurious living space with room for the whole family and then some. There are also 7 bathrooms throughout and just about every room has incredible views that your family and guests will never get tired of. I'm not just talking ocean views either, but Diamond Head, the mountains and Waikiki and beyond makes this place that much more special.

If you're interested in learning more about this listing contact us or if you would like to lear more about the floor plans and options in this penthouse checkout the full listing online.

Posted in Home Of The Week