I've written about the Waikiki Landmark before, but after spending nearly an entire week viewing Waikiki Condos with a client of mine, I think the Waikiki Landmark is back at the top of my list.

You might think of Waikiki as full of condos, but if you're looking for something very nice or luxurious, there aren't too many choices.  First of all, if you're thinking of Ko Olani, Hokua, or Nouru Towers, or Yacht Harbor Towers, those are all in Ala Moana.

This week we viewed several units in the $600k-$800k range, with at least 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 parking stalls, and 1100 square feet.   We visited several buildings including Waipuna, The Windsor, the brand new Allure, Lanikea, and a few others in Ala Moana as mentioned above.

After much searching around, we found a great unit at the Landmark with 1308 square feet and a 170 square foot lanai.  It has a great view of the Manoa valley, the Ala Wai Canal, and a little peak of the ocean.  Here is the view of the pool and the canal. The Landmark has one of Waikiki's best swimming pools, maybe the best.  view waikiki landmark

The Landmark was Built in 1992, at the top of the Japanese bubble, so even though it was constructed to be the best building in Waikiki, the prices have never reflected what the builders hoped for.  Now that they are 18 years old, some of the units at the Waikiki Landmark feel outdated and are a little too simple—particularly in
the kitchens.  It's now time for all the units to be renovated, and so the values in the building are probably lower than they could be. 

My very happy client is now in escrow on unit 1902, listed at about $737,500.  At the height of the market, this unit would have sold for around $900k. 

 Congrats to my happy buyer. Enjoy your new home Nancy! Here is her new living room!

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