Here in Hawai‘i, oftentimes, the market doesn’t necessarily reflect the overall quality of homes in the islands. There are special residences that exude history, feature interesting architecture, and are located in desirable neighborhoods. That’s because, like treasures, these homes are usually kept within families.
Kama‘aina know about these homes—we grew up experiencing them. It’s rare that one of those special homes comes on the market. This is one of those homes, 3320 Kahawalu Drive.
Located in the Dowsett area of Nu‘uanu, this exceptional two-story, three-bedroom home offers up ocean and mountain views in an in-demand and established neighborhood just minutes from the city center. Here, residents enjoy quiet, wide, well-kept streets that are pet- and family-friendly.
First built in 1933, this historic style home designed by Hawai‘i architect Hego Fuchino, known for iconic buildings such as Nippon Theater, Kaimuki Playhouse, and Makiki Christian Church.
The home’s charming features include built-in bookshelves, established gardens, and high ceilings, arched doorways, crown moldings, and ‘ohi‘a wood flooring throughout. With 6,292 square feet of living space, there’s room to spread out without sacrificing the home’s intimate feel.
Perfect for Entertaining
Its warm, yet understated sophistication makes this the perfect home for entertaining. A first-floor theater room includes built-in TV and sound equipment, and the updated gourmet kitchen features natural stone counters, brand-new Dacor ranges, and SubZero refrigeration. Dine in the adjacent dining room or alfresco on the outdoor patio/deck.
Historic Charm Meets Modern Convenience
Each bedroom features an en-suite bathroom, and the generous Master Suite also offers two walk-in closets in addition to its spacious bathroom with soaking tub complete with views of the garden below. One nook thatʻs sure to become a favorite spot is a sitting area that opens up to one of the home’s well-maintained gardens, complete with stone pathways, a mature koi pond, and gazebo. It’s an oasis within an oasis.
Although a big part of this home’s charm is its historic style, it also offers many modern accouterments such as AC throughout, ample storage, and a gas-powered fireplace in the spacious sitting room. A fully accessible and attic space can be used for further storage or as an additional bedroom.
It’s All in the Details
Other details include original artwork by acclaimed artists John Young and Mark Kadota provided by Tusha Buntin Fine Arts Services and refined furnishings from Valyōu, and textural accessories from local boutique Coco’s Trading Post.
This one-of-kind Nu‘uanu home is a timeless blend of honest design and well-appointed components. Don’t miss out on this chance to own a home that offers all the best of Hawai‘i living: a home that offers all the best of historic and modern design, located in a convenient, quiet and coveted neighborhood with ocean and mountain views.