15th Avenue in Honolulu is a charmer of a street. Beautifully kept up, single story bungalows with a decidedly Hawaiian twist, these home are well spaced on city-sized lots that somehow give the impression that they are bigger than they are. In addition, though this neighborhood feels removed, it is anything but – just a short drive down the hill brings you right to the Kahala Mall’s door. Available as of this writing is 811 15th Ave (MLS #201714983)
Owned by the same family for 65 years, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home can be moved into as is, or with a few tweaks, can be made into the cottage of your dreams. Spacious rooms and louvered windows bring both light and airiness to this home, while the steeply raked roof with its generous overhang keeps the sun from directly beating in, keeping it cooler than its boxy, more modern Dwell-type cousin of a house with no overhang at all. This home has plenty of outdoor space, all of it flat, and planted with mature Mango and citrus as well as flowers and palms.
There’s even a secluded patio area to the side of the house that with a little creativity, can easily turn out to be an idyllic outdoor getaway. A “secret garden” refuge in the midst of it all.
811 15th Ave Secret Garden
A simple galley kitchen is both efficient enough for one and spacious enough for helpers. In good condition, it too can serve as is, or it can be remodeled to your taste with an eye toward economy or abundance, the choice would be yours.
811 15th Ave Kitchen
The third bedroom and second en suite bath is actually part of the finished basement. This is an ideal set up for in-laws, teenagers, visiting guests, wherever separation of space will be a much-needed relief.
If you have been searching for a cottage that has charm, is central to Kapiolani Community College, the shops and restaurants of Kahala, Waikiki, and the H1 freeway, with a flexible configuration, then this is the home for you.
811 15th Ave
If you are interested in this cottage or would like to receive my newsletter – HNL Cottage Life – Send me your email and I’ll add you to the list.
Seller represented by Dale K. Bordner (R), with Properties of the Pacific, LLC.