Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Paholei Street House: The Humble Beginnings

Our story begins almost a year ago. It was late autumn 2013, when my friend Debbie first laid eyes on the property below, and she knew it was the one. She, a realtor, and her husband Brian, a contractor, have been looking for house to buy, renovate, and sell. Some call it "flipping".  The house, located in breezy Kaneohe with gorgeous mountain views, has definitely seen better days. It was a fixer, however it had good bones, and a logical layout with no weird additions so many homes seem to be afflicted by.

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Kahala Avenue Stunner

It has been over two months since I last updated the blog, but finally I am back!  Lots have happened and as I catch up with life I am hoping to post more often.

Here is a property I have worked on. This Kahala Beach estate is modern, serene, and relaxing. The house features 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. It has just been listed for $14.5 million.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Best Staging Prop: a Kaneohe Bay View

When it comes to properties, the old saying applies - use what you were given. The house below was definitely given much: above all else an awesome view of Kaneohe Bay. With a little work, we helped this property look its best. Check out the results below.

 The living room with the panoramic views

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Special Place: The Manoa Heritage Center

A few weeks ago I was lucky to have been invited to a very special place: the home of Sam and Mary Cooke in Manoa - a historic property that is the Manoa Heritage Center. We toured the grounds and looked at the heiau (an ancient Hawaiian temple), and at the end of the tour we had lunch with the Cookes and visited their beautiful home.  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Kaneohe Surprise

It has been forever since I last blogged, but today I am back with some photos I took at a property in Kaneohe a few weeks ago.  This house is perched on a hill and the reason it brought me back to blogging is not the wonderful views of the Koolau Mountains, but the interior of the home. This place looked awesome. The pictures speak for themselves, check them out below. What do you think?

The living room. The mirror propped against the wall makes the space seem larger.