Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Price of Paradise: Classic Hawaii Homes

One of my favorite things to do is look at houses that have come on the market for sale. It's the dreamer in me and the planner - I always want to know where I'm going to land next and I'm dreaming big. I'm going to try to start this as a regular series of posts because I am constantly coming across houses that I absolutely would move into tomorrow and want to share with all of you. These are three of my favorite on the market right now in established Honolulu neighborhoods. Which is your favorite?

Classic Hawaiian Style Bungalow
Neighborhood: Manoa
Price: $825,000
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1,405
Built: 1925

This is the smallest and least expensive of the the three, on a beautiful street of classic and historical homes, 10 minutes from Waikiki but tucked in a historic neighborhood in walking distance to the University of Hawaii. I love the bungalow shape, the built-ins, the original hardwood floors.

English Cottage in Hawaii
Neighborhood: Manoa
Price: $1,195,000
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2,425
Year Built: 1928 & on the Historical Homes Register

This English cottage, also in Manoa and on the Historical Homes registry, is on a beautiful street at the beginning of a cul-de-sac. It is full of gorgeous touches - leaded glass windows, lava rock fireplaces, and beautiful hardwood floors. Hubs says this is his favorite!

Hawaiian Style Home
Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
Price: $1,085,000
Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
Home's Square Footage: 2,148

This home is located in Pacific Heights, centrally located in Honolulu on a mountainside. I ADORE the living room space, the windows, the built-ins, the floors and the breeze!! Look at that lanai!


  1. Ha, I was drooling over the Manoa house when it came on the market a couple of weeks ago! It's got so much charm and everything you could ask for in a historic little bungalow.

    I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who scours the mls for fun! ;)


  2. I can't get it out of my head! LOVE "shopping" for houses.

  3. One of my favorites hobbies as well, it's even better when you can go see the house in person. Love all!

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