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Private Hawaii Retreat for Sale on Oahu

When you’re searching for properties for sale in Hawaii, land is the most coveted commodity of all. Location and size are two of the biggest driving factors for the asking price of listings for sale. Most home buyers are searching for a spacious home with lots of yard space, a great view and, of course, privacy. It has always been tough to find a property that has all three of those luxuries… until now.

Welcome to PuoPaina at 1556 Puolani Street in the coveted Kalihi Valley.

exterior of kahili valley oahu home

This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath private retreat in Kalihi Valley is perched on a hillside with 51,000 sqft of residential R5 zoned land with the potential for 7+ additional lots/homes. This residence is located on a secluded street in a neighborhood that has the warmth and charm of country living while only being 15 minutes away from downtown Honolulu. There are over 4 acres uphill from the home of walkable preservation land with mature growth that creates a natural bird park and a green oasis. Equipped with a foliage buffer of at least 100 feet between you and your nearest neighbor.

aerial view of property with blue lot lines added

This fully refreshed home has been updated with new appliances, flooring, water heater, vertical blinds, garage door, fixtures, totally repainted with new aluminum 6-inch rain gutters and a refinished aluminum roof. There are split AC’s installed in two of the west-facing bedrooms. There is a large 20 feet wide concrete driveway but for more security this home boasts a refinished 250+ sqft 1 car garage that can double as a workshop or be used for additional storage space. Inside you’ll find two kitchen pantries, a first floor utility room/mini-office, under-house secured storage and an insulated, paneled attic with pull down stairs.

living room with sofa and piano

Outside you’ll find fresh jabong, lychee, pomelo, guava, calamansi and mango from your own trees in this spacious, grassy yard. Plants will thrive in the tropical environment of this tranquil landscape. There are plenty of clumping bamboo, African tulip, a manane “gold” tree, areca and manila palms that provide a natural property boundary. Norfolk pines usher you down the driveway, giving the property it’s name of PuoPaina (Rising Pines). Near the front door is a fenced yard and animal play area while native loulu palms accent the home’s entrance and backyard. This family friendly home includes back lawns with a private fire pit and an under-house kennel with dog run.

three level home on oahu surrounded by trees

City and county guidelines, as well as a 1994 zoning unilateral agreement, could allow for up to 7+ total homes/lots on the R5 land. Contractors, engineers, ohanas and huis will appreciate the large level mid-street area that could accommodate many vehicles while the existing home doubles as an operation base. The seller has worked on and made available preliminary geologic and drainage reports, archaeological field inspection, topography map, lot layout alternatives and a property boundary staking form October 2022. Visit https://puopaina.com/ to view the aforementioned documents and more.

For more photos and further details, go to MLS #202306448. Contact John J Climaldi or Tyler Lundstrom to schedule a viewing.

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Pauline Scanlon

March 20, 2024

I am looking for a place with unobstructed views of the sunrise and sunset – preferably close to a beach on any of the island – please send information.

This property is a good size home and would be ok: however if there were a hotel or retreat centre where I could live in, with similar sized private section that would be even better

Thank you for your assistance

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