Gracious mid-century waterfront home nestled between the historic Kānewai Hawaiian Fishpond and Paikō Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary. The lagoon is a historic Hawaiian fishpond dating back nearly 1000 years. It was formed at the base of Kuli’ou’ou Valley and is the last remaining fishpond in Maunalua Bay. Today, the lagoon is a sanctuary to a host of rare fish, plants, and birds.

The house sits on a raised section nestled between the lagoon, the freshwater Kānewai Pond, and the open water of Maunalua Bay. This land was part of a coconut grove built by the Hawaiians and to this day, there are three coconut trees still on the property that are over 100 years old.

Exquisite views, nature, privacy, and thoughtful design are the hallmarks of this comfortable home. Sited on an expansive 17,095 s/f parcel of land, this single-level island-style home opens to a deep, covered lanai, making the outdoor space a true extension of the home. It is the kind of lanai that invites you to relax and linger.

Looking out across the pool and lawn you’ll often catch a glimpse of an ‘Ama’Ama  (Hawaiian mullet) jumping and more likely than not be graced by a visit of an A’eo (Hawaiian pink-legged stilt).

The large living room and oversized covered lanai overlook the pool, and grassy lawn, and are perfectly positioned to take in the views of Paikō Lagoon with the surf break and Koko Head as a backdrop. Paikō Beach, rarely visited by tourists, is just a short walk or drive away. This white sand beach is great for strolling, swimming, relaxing, and surfing.

Spacious rooms and a floor plan with great flow are flooded with natural light and designed to open up to the lushly planted yard and capture the tradewinds. Relaxed Hawai’i living at its best.

The welcoming entry, which in the tradition of Hawaiian modernism hides the ocean view, allows guests to adjust before entering the grand living space.

The large dining room features Japanese-inspired sliding doors to the garden. To the left of the entry is the bedroom wing with two guest bedrooms sharing a bath and the primary bedroom with its large bath and walk-in closet, overlooking the waterfront.

To the mauka side of the home is Kānewai Pond, a spring-fed pond that naturally feeds into the ocean. The freshwater spring mixes with the pond to create a rare brackish pond with a small island in the middle. Kānewai Pond is connected to the larger Paiko lagoon by an ancient dry stacked rock channel.

This combination of sublime views,  history, native Hawaiian flora and fauna, simplicity and quality of design yet easy access to town is a rarity. It is time for a new steward for this legacy property.

For more photos and details, please visit MLS 202410515. To schedule a showing, call Noel Shaw or Erik Hinshaw.

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