3030 Hibiscus Drive, Honolulu, Oahu
There is no doubt about it, searching for a new home in Hawai’i is exciting! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find a newly built home with ocean views in a grand neighborhood? However, the reality is that you may find yourself initiating an entire remodel to modernize the older home you found. Many homes in the neighborhoods and towns surrounding Honolulu and Waikiki were built in the 1960s directly after Hawaii achieved statehood in 1959 resulting in a population surge and a period of rapid growth. And there are just as many homes in this surrounding area that were built even earlier. For better or worse, you may be surprised at how many of these older homes are still in, or mostly in, original condition. I know firsthand how challenging it can be to renovate the older home here on Oahu. In my blog about my Maunawili home renovation, I detail some considerations that should be considered when deciding whether to rebuild or renovate an older home. While I can easily help you navigate these decisions, there is no need to think about home improvement projects with one home in particular; 3030 Hibiscus Drive. This stately home with ocean views was thoughtfully designed and rebuilt in 2013 in a beautiful locale surrounded by many historic properties.
Located in the Diamond Head Neighborhood
This very special home is located in the famed Diamond Head neighborhood on a street that was developed by the Henry Waterhouse Trust Company, Ltd. in the 1920s as part of a subdivision that used to be referred to as Diamond Head Terrace. Every home on Hibiscus Drive is uniquely designed. Despite its nearness to Kapiolani Park, Diamond Head State Monument, and the beach, Hibiscus Drive feels removed and unobtrusive. It is easy to imagine finding peace and tranquility in this home without sacrificing proximity to everywhere you want to be.
4 Beds & 6.5 Baths
3030 Hibiscus Drive is as spacious as it is stately; it has impressive street appeal and over 4,300 square feet of living space that includes 4 bedrooms, 6 and a half bathrooms plus a third-story home office. As opposed to many homes on the mainland, bonus rooms are a rarity in Hawai’i’s floorplans but this home has amazing flex-space. You might argue, “Why would we need more indoor space when we live in paradise? Reside outside!” To which I might respond, “But wouldn’t it be fabulous to have it all?” 3030 Hibiscus Drive can lay claim to having the opulence of both ample interior space and many inviting outdoor lanais and gardens. Not to mention, 3030 Hibiscus is one of the rare homes on this street that boasts ocean and Diamond Head views.
Flexible Living Spaces
While it may be easy to dream about what to do with multiple outdoor living spaces that include incredible views but how will you imagine using this home’s 600 square foot bonus room? With many windows opening up on three sides, this area is bathed in sunlight. Its original intention was an art gallery but I can think of several big ideas for this space. This huge room could easily accommodate ohana/mother-in-law quarters, or a spacious homework/play room. Maybe you’d like a home office (or two or three). This area would make an incredible yoga studio for just you or with many friends. Do you need a dance studio? If so, this is definitely the home for you! This ample space would also make a perfect game room. How about pool or ping-pong, pinball machines (do they still make these?!), poker, blackjack, or bunko anyone? I think an epic in-home bar would also be appropriate, after all, who needs to go anywhere? —You’re already “there” and all your friends will most certainly covet an invitation to your place. Complete with an elevator to the upstairs rooms, you will not even have to navigate stairs!
Enjoy the Oahu Lifestyle
Truly, the potential to establish your dream lifestyle in 3030 Hibiscus is only limited by your imagination. This home will allow you to spread out and relax on a quiet and idyllic street, located in the heart of it all. With its views from 2 front-facing lanais, 2 rear-facing lanais, yard and garden beds, a short walk to both the largest park on Oahu and the beach, this home is begging to be lived-in and enjoyed! This very well may be the true definition of Paradise.