999 Wilder Avenue – A Grand Dame Of Makiki/Punchbowl

999 Wilder Avenue is perched at the very end of that street on the slopes of Punchbowl. This unique building retains an air of elegance not found in most Hawaii condos, despite being over 50 years old. It was designed by Edwin Bauer, a popular mid-century modern architect in Hawaii.

The building is 17 stories high and has 82 units with 5 units per floor. Most of the 2 bedroom units range from 1369-1382 square feet with lanai areas of 160+ square feet. Each unit comes with a separate storage locker on the ground floor. There is also a clean, air conditioned laundry room, though the majority of the units have their own washer and dryer. This is great for comforters or extra large loads. The building also has a heated pool, two barbecue areas, and an herb garden as well as a large party room with a kitchen, called the Ossipoff lounge after  Vladimir Ossipoff. Ossipoff was a pioneer in the mid-century modern era in Hawaii.

The quality and workmanship in the building are outstanding, and it is unlikely to be duplicated with today’s building costs. And above all, the units are highly affordable when compared to most of the new offerings on the market. The average price per square foot is less than $500. To learn more about this property, contact me today.

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