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OAHU REAL ESTATE- THE ULTIMATE IN IDYLLIC ISLAND LUXURY

Oahu, one of the largest islands of Hawaii, is home to scenic Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii. This incredible island is paradise on earth. Oahu is rich in history and abundant in Mother Nature’s flora and fauna.

Oahu became a melting pot in the 1880s, due to a midst shortage during the agricultural boom of the late 19th century, a large influx of immigrants from East Asia, Russia included, Puerto Rico, and Portugal, creating the remarkable multicultural hub it is today.

OAHU REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS

The delightful island of Oahu has such an extensive terrain that whatever home you imagine along with the view and lifestyle you desire, most likely already exists on the island. The average listing price for Oahu luxury homes varies greatly by zip code and offers something for a wide range of budgets.

Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, brings to mind traditional Hawaiian culture with a mixture of modern architecture. The varying exclusive neighborhoods located in Honolulu, on the Southern side of Oahu, vary in listing price.

For the 96821 Honolulu zip code, the median listing price for a single-family home is $1.5 million dollars on the West side of the region and $2 million dollars for the central area of the zip code.

North of the 96821 zip code, the Waimanalo sector also offers high-end luxurious estates. As this mountainous terrain is highly elevated, it allows for houses to have incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. The median listing price for a single-family home in Waimanalo is $1.75 million dollars.

One of the most highly coveted regions of Oahu is the North Shore, where the verdant natural landscapes are abundant, allowing for reclusive, more authentic homes. Haleiwa is located on the North Shore and is an upscale neighborhood where the median listing price for a single-family home is $1.09 million dollars.

Located adjacent to Haleiwa lies the neighborhood La’ie, which is best known for its scenic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Polynesian Cultural Center. The median listing price for a single-family home is just around $800,000.

For more information on exclusive Oahu properties for sale contact Hawaii’s elite luxury real estate agent Anne Hogan Perry.

PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE

Oahu, also often spelled O’ahu, is one of the larger islands in the state of Hawaii. The dazzling scenic island evokes a natural and sustainable lifestyle. With an abundance of scenic hikes, beautiful parks, and turquoise beaches, Oahu real estate perfectly captures the serene essence of beautiful island living. Tradition is not lost on this historic island, as the locals embrace their culture and are always happy to share and educate others on their rich history and ancient traditions.

INSIDER TIPS

Pearl Harbor & World War II Valor in the Pacific National Museum is an important site in Oahu that should be visited at least once. This historic site encompasses many stories from World War II ranging from the Internment of Japanese Americans to the events that occurred at Pearl Harbor.

The Honolulu Museum of Art works to showcase the cultural tapestry which as a whole culminates to what is now Oahu. Officially established in 1922, by Anna Rice Cooke and her family, this historic landmark has grown over the years. Obtaining a variety of famous acquisitions over the years, the Honolulu Museum of Arts has grown from 500 works to over 50,000 pieces.

Shangri La, which partnered with The Honolulu Museum of Art so as to give access to the public, is a divine 5-acre estate that houses a large collection of Islamic Art collected by Doris Duke. Her interest for islamic art began when she toured the islamic world during her honeymoon in the 1930s, with the last stop being Hawaii. Captivated by the interesting and colorful designs islamic and Hawaii’s eternal beauty, Doris Duke designed a luxurious estate in Hawaii where she could store the art collection that she had accumulated over the years. Now open to the public, this wonderful large sight is a hidden gem that should not be missed.

Parks & Nature

With the natural beauty that besets Oahu, it is nearly impossible to write about all the incredible and surreal sites located in this verdant island. For that reason, if you are one of the lucky people residing in any of the charming Oahu luxury homes, you will never have an idle day.

The Manoa Falls are a hidden gem, located in the outskirts of Honolulu, that transports you to a serene environment where the animal noises and insects chirping offers waves of calm and relaxation. The incredulous beauty along this trail is breathtaking and features the most impressive array of mother-nature’s creations.

Like the majority of hiking trails across Oahu, the Koko Crater Trail offers incredible natural beauty. This astonishing trail leads hikers to the top of a crater, featuring stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the mountains surrounding the area.

The Makapuu Lighthouse Trail is a magnificent trail that during the right time of the year allows for a beautiful whale watching experience. This steep hike will get your heart going, but not as much as the view from the lighthouse will.

The aquamarine Kailua beach park has one of the most interesting hues of turquoise Oahu has to offer. This spectacular beach is a local favorite as there are no hotels around, and no motorized boats are allowed in the area. The Kailua beach stretches over 2.5 miles and has the softest and cleanest sand around.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve offers the most colorful and vivid snorkeling in all of Oahu. The crispness of the water and the smooth sand allow for the most enjoyable snorkeling experience. This alluring beach roughly extends about a mile along the coast, allowing for a lovely saunter.

Hotels & Resorts

For the best in luxury and high-end accommodations head over to the Halekulani Hotel. This gorgeous property has jaw-dropping views all around. The 82 feet long pool is heated year-round and overlooks Waikiki Beach, thus allowing you to relax poolside while enjoying the sound of the crashing waves in the background.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is the ideal resort to bask in a reclusive environment. A 20 minute drive from the bustling Waikiki city, this elegant resort has its own private beach, thus offering a more private and quiet getaway. The large and ample high-end rooms allows for guests to embrace their stay in a more relaxing and intimate manner.

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort stands out as the beautiful mosaic on the front of the building can be seen from far away. This beautiful resort has all the amenities you could possibly think of, and is perfect for a family vacation. With five pools, including the Paradise Pool being 5,000 square feet, and the Super Pool beachfront 10,000 square foot pool, this resort will always have something new for you to discover.

The North Shore is an area of Oahu more often explored by the locals than by visitors to the island. Turtle Bay Resort is located, as their logo states, on “Oahu’s Fabled North Shore,” which allows for guests to experience Hawaii in a whole different atmosphere. Their famous beach cottages are about 50-60 feet from the shore allowing guests to wake up and fall asleep to the sound of the beautiful crashing waves on shore. For a more adventurous and mother-nature oriented vacation, with an added mixture of yoga and rejuvenation, Turtle Bay Resort is for you.

Restaurants

Hawaii is known for its exotic and delicious fruits and produce, and O’ahu is no exception to this. The many native plants allow for a distinct cuisine that is very hard to replicate off the island. Thus, the Hawaiian cuisine offered in Oahu is like no other, and should be explored throughout the entire island. Here are some of the most sought after restaurants in Oahu.

Orchids is a high-end restaurant that specializes in contemporary Hawaiian cuisine that can be enjoyed on their gorgeous beachfront al fresco seating. Orchids allows you to enjoy a five-star meal while gazing at the beautiful turquoise Pacific Ocean.

Morimoto Waikiki is an extraordinary Asian-Hawaiian fusion restaurant offering a luxury ambient with beautiful decor and setting in addition to a delectable cuisine that will leave you coming back for more. The white decor with pops of green is refreshingly chic and modern, allowing for an understated elegant theme. The food is raved about by locals and visitors alike, as their take on Japanese cuisine embraces all of the outstanding flavors Hawaiian cuisine has to offer.

Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant offers some of the best old style Honolulu service with an incredibly scenic outdoor beach seating area by its iconic Hau tree. This intimate restaurant has one of the most enticing sunset views in the area with a scenic view of Waikiki as well. The menu is a mixture of traditional yet modern take on a fusion of Pacific Rim and Hawaiian cuisine. The Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant is definitely one of the most romantic and cherished restaurants in the area.

After Dark

Hawaii is often depicted as a relaxation paradise where the tiki bars are flowing and the nightlife revolves around dinner. However, the many thousands of hidden gems throughout the island will surprise you. Here are some of the happening sites that are popping after dark.

With stunning 360 degree views from the 30th floor of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort, the Leahi Lounge offers an exclusive setting with heavenly prepared dishes and strong cocktails. Before sunset is when the Leahi Lounge is at its most spectacular, since the floor to ceiling windows allow for gorgeous views.

Boasting live Jazz music, Lewers Lounge, an elegant upscale lounge, allows for a mellow and classy ambience. Pair that scene with Lewers’s impressive wine and champagne list and delectable menu items and you get one of the most sought after lounges in Honolulu.

If whisky and scotch are more savory for your palate, head over to Bar Leather Apron, where the mixologists take pride in serving you exactly what you want. Bar Leather Apron is unlike any other brown bar; although it is a high-end lounge, the ambience is not the typical lofty feel. Instead, at Bar Leather Apron the mixologists take the time to answer all your questions and educate you about the varying degrees of whiskeys and scotch offered, as well as their handcrafted libations.

For a delicious and calming cocktail bar offering tasty appetizers head over to Bevy. Their bona fide description of themselves, “Purveyors of Crafted Libations,” is unwaveringly accurate. Their dedication to offering a modern and vibrant ambience along with their handcrafted cocktails while retaining the Kakaako spirit is refreshing and leads to an authentic Hawaiian experience.

Amuse Wine Bar offers a chic ambience that perfectly adjusts from an intimate ambience of a party of two, to a larger group of friends. Their Wine Tasting area offers one-ounce samples from over 80 different wine bottles, thus allowing guests to try a larger variety of wines than regular wine tasting venues. Their famous Beer Tables offer two distinct kegs that allow you to pour your own serving as the night goes on.

Shopping

The splendid and elegant atmosphere Oahu evokes translates to its luxurious shopping center located down Kalakaua Avenue. The scenic Kalakaua Avenue is one of the most exclusive, high-end sectors of Honolulu and home to the most fashionable brands. With a wide variety of high-end stores extending throughout Kalakaua Avenue, visitors can indulge in a concerted shopping spree that won’t leave you exhausted at the end. For those who do need a break, we recommend heading over to one of the many fine-dining options, where you can relax and sip on a glass of vino while enjoying the warm Hawaiian breeze.

Luxury Row, located on Kalakaua Avenue, offers a luxurious directory, including big names like Saint Laurent Paris, Chanel, Moncler, and Hugo Boss to name a few.

The Royal Hawaiian Center, located one block south of Luxury Row, is home to a large variety of fashionable retail stores. From the decadent Hermès to Salvatore Ferragamo, this shopping center is worth a stroll on a beautiful sunny Hawaiian day.

Between Luxury Row and The Royal Hawaiian Center, there are a number of chic stores located on Kalakaua Avenue that offer a wide array of options. Expanding over to Louis Vuitton and Prada this avenue has it all.

DISCOVER YOUR NEW HOME IN O’AHU TODAY

Contact the premier Hawaiian real estate agent Anne Hogan Perry for more information about this neighborhood or to schedule a private showing of the most exclusive luxury homes available in Oahu. We are delighted to answer any questions you may have regarding the Oahu real estate area.

One of Hawaii's Premier Beachfront Estates. Located on Kailua Beach and completed in 2012 this inspiring home was designed by award-winning Gast Architects of San Francisco and awarded the GOLD certification from LEED.  Privately gated with 125 feet of beachfront width on the only beach to be called the world's best 2 times.  20 minutes to HNL Intl. airport and Honolulu, minutes to Hawaii's best beach-town of Kailua.   With over 11,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor living this property has integrated sustainability and smart home features including energy-efficient lighting, audio/media, whole home water filtration, climate-controlled pantry, heated pool, security, PV+ solar, elevator, backup generator with ust, etc.$29,420,000Active

123 Kailuana LoopKailua, Hawaii

8 Beds10.01 Baths11,545 SqFt0.699 Acres

Hi'ilani stands with all of its beauty, elegance, & splendor within the gates of prestigious Hawaii Loa Ridge. Modern Mediterranean meets 18th-Century French architecture where continuous walls of seamless windows maximize ocean views throughout. Enter through the 11-foot tall twin glass doors framed with Versailles-inspired wrought iron scrolls to reveal crystal & marble perfection; an Imperial winding double staircase, 9 1/2-foot Austrian crystal chandelier, French hand-embroidered silk draperies, & a  magnificent European marble fountain with Diamond Head as your backdrop. Featuring 9,416 sq.ft. of interior living space, 7,156 sq.ft. of lanai & other outdoor living spaces, & 30,855 sq.ft. of land spanning 3 parcels, Hi'ilani stands in a class of its own on O'ahu.$27,000,000Active

1133 Ikena CircleHonolulu, Hawaii

4 Beds5.02 Baths16,726 SqFt0.708 Acres

Island Living Redefined! This is a rare opportunity to own the only new construction home along the sought-after “cove” area of Diamond Head beach.  Let warm, modern-luxury welcome you home with stunning design out-done only by the gorgeous ocean views.  Start the day in your very own private oasis; take a dip in the refreshing pool; watch the sunset from your spacious lanai; melt your cares away in your private spa.  Other features include:   library, office, game room, elevator, 3 car garage, State of the Art home automation system and much, much more!  This unparalleled lifestyle could be yours today!$26,995,000Active

213 Kaalawai PlaceHonolulu, Hawaii

4 Beds7.01 Baths9,528 SqFt0.328 Acres

VERY RARE OPPORTUNITY on Honolulu's prized stretch of beach! Situated on prestigious Diamond Head, fronting 85+linear ft of gorgeous sandy beach. This beautiful home was thoughtfully & meticulously rebuilt to new in 2004, w/exceptional attention to design details, while keeping the spirit & charm of a classic Kama'aina residence. The stunning setting features a large manicured lawn, carefully planned gardens, stone walls, gates and hedging providing security and privacy. Elegant quality Finishes include traditional batten board siding, hardwood flooring, crown moldings & walls of pocketing glass doors to enjoy the sweeping panoramic ocean & garden views. A generous second floor master suite boasts vaulted ceilings, a covered ocean facing lanai, walk-in closet w/numerous built ins. This one-of-a-kind Diamond Head home is in a perfect location to rediscover the pleasures of island living! A REMARKABLE PROPERTY OFFERING TRUE HAWAII AMBIANCE!$16,600,000Active

3639 Diamond Head RoadHonolulu, Hawaii

3 Beds4.01 Baths3,538 SqFt0.345 Acres

A FIRST CLASS ADDRESS...  Location is more than cross streets.  It’s the entire neighborhood and the opportunities it provides. Welcome to Kahala, one of the most coveted and sought after locations on all of Oahu, Hawaii and this amazing property offering an incredible 1.3 ACRES of level landscaped oceanfront grounds.  This stately residence rests on an estate sized parcel that spans from street to ocean and showcases a staggering 171 LINEAR FEET of unparalleled ocean frontage.  The sprawling 5-bedroom home offers over 9,800 sq ft of interior living that seamlessly connects to an expansive oceanfront covered lanai creating a true sense of indoor/outdoor living amidst sizable lounge and entertaining spaces throughout.  This single level residence offers a fantastic floor plan with large bedroom suites complete with sitting areas overlooking the seaside pool and spa and beautiful ocean vistas beyond.  A gated entry leads to a vast driveway with motor court, garden areas and a sizable 4-car garage.  This trophy property with generous dimensions offers the Buyer an Exceptional Value and the opportunity to refresh or renovate to your personal style.  It’s all about the address…$16,500,000Active

4505 Kahala AvenueHonolulu, Hawaii

5 Beds5.02 Baths15,830 SqFt1.297 Acres

Luxurious beach-front property listing on the famous Kahala Avenue stretching almost 1 acre with the esteemed Kahala Beach as your backyard.   This property stands out due to its contemporary and classic modern design, boasts a large driveway with an charming gate, spacious bedrooms, and a presidential work-from-home office.  There is also a partly shaded large pool in the center of this property perfect for hosting guests or family barbeques.  A bonus is the one-bedroom cottage with an office separate from the main building. 
A fun fact of this beautiful property is that you can find it one of the very first TV show series, Magnum PI.

The size of the land and bedrooms may differ from tax office record.$15,900,000Active

4615 Kahala AvenueHonolulu, Hawaii

4 Beds4 Baths8,991 SqFt0.927 Acres

Nestled along Kai Nani's majestic sandy shorelines on the island of O'ahu sits Villa d'Elegance, a paragon of luxury & opulence with inspirations of coastal Italian-Mediterranean architecture. Commanding 131 linear feet of sandy beach frontage & panoramic ocean vistas, this picturesque Hawaii retreat designed by famed architect Jeff Long feels uniquely special. A manicured vineyard-style terrace entryway invites you inside where a Grand spiral staircase & opulent European Great Room blend with scenic ocean views. Exquisite custom finishes & uncompromising craftsmanship adorn the 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 6,728 sq.ft. interior; highlights include an Italian Snaidero chef's kitchen w/ bamboo forest backdrop, motorized sliding glass doors to maximize indoor/outdoor living, upper & lower level ocean view Grand Master suites & much more. Situated between Maunalua Bay & world-renowned Waialae Country Club, Villa d'Elegance is an exceptional one-of-a-kind ocean retreat for the most discerning buyer. Photos include virtual staging.$15,890,000Active

1103 Kaimoku PlaceHonolulu, Hawaii

4 Beds3.01 Baths8,352 SqFt0.496 Acres

Construction completed February 2023. Now available for showings. A Hawai’i property with thoughtful design to match its exquisite environment comes to market. The contemporary elegance of 380 Lama Place is rivaled only by the home’s stunning Lanikai setting, and punctuated by other-worldly ocean and island views. A private compound of creative, curated design elements and creature comforts on the island of Oahu, featuring a pool with jacuzzi, Covered Private Rooftop Bar, BT45 Kitchen, Climate Controlled Wine Cellar, Commercial Elevator,Tesla Powerwall with 22 pv panels.  Developer: Crema Builders, Honolulu. Architect: James McPeak, Honolulu. Interior Design: Cesar Giraldo Design, Los Angeles. . Premium finishes, stunning island views, urban amenities and an international airport only minutes away.$14,800,000Active

380 Lama PlaceKailua, Hawaii

4 Beds4.01 Baths5,550 SqFt0.304 Acres

AN AWE-INSPIRING MODERN BEACHFRONT RESORT… Enjoy front row seats to unparalleled ocean, coastline & sunset views year-round from this spectacular beachfront estate located on sought after Sunset Beach, home to one of the greatest Triple Crown surfing events in the world. From the moment of arrival, one is spellbound by tropical landscaped grounds, plunge pool w/water feature & pathways leading to one of Oahu’s most remarkable residences. Welcome to a contemporary masterpiece w/vast open living spaces, soaring ceilings, sun filled walls of glass that open to a sprawling seaside patio revealing panoramic ocean vistas & the true meaning of indoor/outdoor living. Enjoy numerous lounge & entertaining spaces w/warm tones of inlaid hardwood ceilings which compliment magnificent poured in place concrete walls w/cast moldings & intricate details throughout. The Primary Suite offers amazing seascapes, dual dressing areas, walk in shower, soaking tub & private balcony. Sizeable library, hm office, multiple outdoor lanais + a spa/wellness rm, are just a sampling of what life at this striking coastal residence offers.  Sep. caretaker’s apt + storage for all of your favorite beach gear & more!$13,985,000Active

59-069 Hoalua StreetHaleiwa, Hawaii

5 Beds6.02 Baths13,623 SqFt0.487 Acres

Island Living by the Sea… Welcome home to this wonderful sprawling oceanfront residence situated on a private parcel that runs from street to ocean offering 19,442 square feet of level land.   Located in one of Honolulu’s most sought-after neighborhoods, this spacious residence provides over 6,200 square feet of living spaces & is comprised of a 5-bedroom main residence plus a cottage & provides room for the whole family + added spaces for visiting guests, a work from home office or a gym/yoga room option too.  The open floor plan blends w/ outdoor gardens & a large oceanfront lanai overlooking the coastline, tropical palm trees & azure blue waters.   The kitchen w/ wrap around counters, a central island & pass through adjoins the dining area with lovely ocean views.  Choose from two Primary Bedroom Suite options; one on the ground level complete w/ a comfortable sitting room and a second, is located upstairs with vaulted ceilings and beautiful ocean views that connects to a covered seaside balcony.  A long-gated driveway provides added privacy & spacious front lawns w/ an abundance of gardening areas for the outdoor enthusiast.   Welcome home to this lovely island home by the sea…$12,850,000Active

4451 Kahala AvenueHonolulu, Hawaii

6 Beds6 Baths6,876 SqFt0.446 Acres

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