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MODEA – A Unique Urban Transformation in Downtown Honolulu

You may have heard the buzz… finally, we have details and a pre-sale launch! Downtown Honolulu’s landmark Davies Pacific Center is being reimagined and totally transformed into Modea, the urban center’s first adaptive reuse fee simple condominium project.

Photo courtesy MODEA

Featuring 352 new studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units for sale in the 22-story building, Modea, from the Italian “moda” for fashion, represents a bold and exciting step by developer Avalon group into the perennial shortage of high-quality and moderately priced condominiums in Honolulu. With unparalleled access to shopping, dining, arts and culture, and featuring loft units with high ceilings, designer cabinetry, and breathtaking views, you won’t want to miss this opportunity for a wholly new kind of city lifestyle. Owner-occupant sales are expected to start this year in 2024 with completion sometime in 2025.

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Photo courtesy MODEA

The Residences

Thoughtfully designed by eminent local and Bay Area firm Lowney Architecture, the 380,462 square foot building will be converting floors 6-19 and the 21st floor, with third through fifth, 20th and 22nd floor remaining commercial office space. The typical floor plate will have about 25 units per floor with the majority of units one bedroom. All units will have a parking stall and the 2 and 3-bedroom units will have two parking stalls. Storage areas will be available for purchase.

Market rate units: (352 total)

  • Studios: 300-450 sq. ft.
  • 1 bedrooms: 450-650 sq. ft.
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,000-1,400 sq. ft.
  • 3 bedrooms: 1 unit (square footage coming soon)
interior modea condo

Sample floor plate, 21st floor, MODEA

The interior design scheme will be modern and sophisticated with striking wood and metal architectural accents and calming greenscape in the common areas. Other interior features include:

  • Ceilings over 10 feet high
  • Fisher & Paykel drawer dishwasher
  • GE microwave and oven with air fryer
  • Kohler fixtures
  • Washer and dryer in unit
  • Italian designer cabinetry
  • SPC luxury vinyl flooring
  • Air conditioning
  • Operable window
  • Large parking stalls.
  • Bedroom with signature metalwork and glass borrowed light wall
  • Very pet friendly – no size limit for dogs
  • Optional furniture packages will be available via locally-owned Shari Saiki Design Studio

bedroom modea condo rendering


  • Studios: starting from the $400,000s
  • 1 bedrooms: starting from the $600,000s
  • 2 and 3 bedrooms: starting from the $900,000s

Sample 1-Bedroom floor plan, MODEA

Artist rendering of MODEA event garden space

Artist rendering of MODEA event garden space, courtesy MODEA


An urban oasis designed for the way you live, work, and play today, the amenities at Modea spare no detail and will greatly enhance your day-to-day life, adding convenience and variety. The spaces support recreation and relaxation, the cultivation of hobbies and staying fit. Since pets are family, this pet-friendly building also has a dog exercise and wash area. MODEA offers an array of amenities designed to cater to every lifestyle need.

recreation lounge

Rendering of recreation lounge, courtesy MODEA

  • Sunsets and tradewind breezes with views of Honolulu’s historic architecture from the BBQ cabanas
  • Outdoor event garden
  • Naturally lit, double-height recreation lounge
  • Music room for karaoke, creating podcasts, or jam sessions
  • Game rooms with large tables and screens
  • Yoga and dance studio
  • Fitness center
  • Club room- gathering space for relaxing with friends and neighbors
    Meeting rooms
  • Coworking spaces
  • Workshop and hobby space
  • Dog run and wash area on the 6th floor
gym space

Artist rendering of fitness area, courtesy MODEA

Exceptional Services

At MODEA, residents are treated to an unparalleled level of service and hospitality. From 24-hour concierge assistance to valet parking and on-site maintenance, every need is promptly attended to, ensuring a seamless living experience that exceeds expectations.

The Neighborhood

Downtown Honolulu is one of the islands’ oldest yet most vibrant and eclectic communities, with everything you could need or desire at your fingertips. Ten minutes from the airport and with essential services such as the postal service, government offices and the state’s best medical facilities to boutique shopping by indie designers, thrift stores, small bookshops, arts venues and galleries, there’s zero chance of boredom. Foodies will be delighted by dozens of pubs, bars, and casual and fine dining opportunities, ranging from James Beard award-winning restaurants to beloved pizza hangouts to trendy watering holes. Plans also include adding more retail and restaurants on the street level of Modea itself. A few blocks away, Chinatown offers its farmers markets, rich culture and tasty mom-and-pop restaurants. Also nearby is Aloha Tower Marketplace, and only slightly farther afield are Ward Village shops and restaurants and Ala Moana Center. Many schools are in the area and Hawaii Pacific University is a mere 2 minutes away.

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Photo courtesy Hawaii Theatre

Sustainable by Nature

The greenest form of construction involves an existing building. Modea will be an adaptive reuse of an existing high-rise building, meaning less landfill debris, material waste, fossil fuel use, and atmospheric carbon release than a new greenfield development. Because concrete curing is a major cause of carbon emissions, retaining the structural elements will prevent thousands of tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Learn More

Learn more about MODEA during this pre-sale period and find out how you can be part of this transformation in urban Honolulu. For more information, please reach out to me, Cathy Possedi.

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Carol M. Mitsuda

February 22, 2024

I am interested in the one bedroom (600+sq,) ones. What will the HOA fees be for the one bedroom? Insurance and property tax? Your information will greatly be appreciated.

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