Waiea is one of the newest luxury condo buildings in Honolulu. When the building was completed in 2016, the Honolulu skyline was forever transformed. Commonly known as Waiea, the Water of Life, it’s a highly anticipated development.
Waiea, part of the 60-acre Ward Village master plan, is the first of many new condos that will transform Kakaako to a modern, highly sought after residential area. Located on the edge of Ward Village, the Waiea stands right across from the Kewalo Harbor and Ala Moana Beach Park. The residences have some of the most amazing ocean views in Honolulu, with some of the units facing Waikiki and Diamond Head Crater, and some towards Downtown Honolulu.
Designed by the award-winning Vancouver-based architect James K. M. Cheng, the project is made up of several different styles of residences. The main 36-floor tower is home to two grand penthouses, and over 160 large 1, 2, and 3+ bedroom residences, many with lanais. Each bedroom and living room have floor to ceiling, high performance low-e glass and 9’6″ ceilings to maximize the space of an already large residence. Waiea penthouses have higher ceilings and unbelievable views of Honolulu and the ocean. The two grand Waiea penthouses also have pools outside of the living area, on the 36th and 37th floor.
Adjacent to the tower are the Waiea townhomes, with garages, yards, and pools, allowing for a more private living experience in the heart of Ward Village.
Looking at the building, you are immediately impressed by the flow of the exterior, and the wave in each glass panel. Upon approaching the building, residents are immediately greeted by the sound of water coming from a large water feature located near the lobby. The lobby itself is equally as exquisite with dark grey and beige pearly tones.
Past the lobby are dedicated elevators to some of the residences. Owners of the 00, 01 stack, and the penthouses, are the only ones with elevator access to their floor for an added private and luxury living experience.
Waiea condos are what one would imagine Honolulu luxury condos to be. Spacious, views in every direction, with kitchens and bathrooms many can only dream of. Kitchens are made for chefs, but also for looks for those who prefer to go out. Waiea kitchens have beautiful quartz countertops, gas cooking, European cabinetry, Miele kitchen appliances, and wine coolers. The bathrooms are equally as impressive. The master bathrooms are some of the largest of any condo project in Honolulu, so space will never be an issue. They feature quartz countertops, with European cabinetry, onyx walls, and free standing tubs. Rain showers are behind beautiful floor to ceiling glass enclosures.
Each resident has access to the amenities deck and shared facilities on the 7th floor. Waiea ups the luxury in Honolulu by introducing a Howard Hughes Bar for all the residents to enjoy. Residents and guests can spend the evening socializing while looking out at the boats and the Waiea infinity pool and hot tub. Step outside onto the deck and lounge in several of the pool cabanas, or have dinner at one of the BBQ areas designed for private dinners and functions.
A kids play structure and a dog park are also close by on the same floor. The top of the line gym is located on the amenities deck. It’s designed to host the best of the best equipment for residents, along with a yoga room. Inside on the 7th floor, the Waiea amenities continue with a private party room equipped with a chef’s kitchen for small or large catered events. For the golfers of Hawaii, there is a golf simulator. For movie buffs, there is a beautiful, large theater with state of the art sound and movie equipment. For reading lovers, there is a library, and for music enthusiasts, there is a baby grand to play. Luxury living continues with concierge service, guest suites, and optional valet service.
Step outside of the building and Ward Village is becoming a world scale urban development with no shortage of restaurants, stores, and parks. Famous Honolulu restaurant Nobu is now a tenant in the building; good food is never far. Waiea is located on the edge of Ward Village. Choose what you would like to do, and you are only minutes away from it. Whether it’s the beach, restaurants, shopping, movies at the theatre across the street, grocery shopping at Foodland, or newly to open, Whole Foods, you can leave the car at home and do all the things that are important to you, all in a mile radius. Honolulu urban living at its finest.
Equally as impressive, Howard Hughes’ development across the street is the Anaha. It’s one of the new luxury condos at Ward Village. The ultra luxury Gateway is also available and currently in the presale stage. Other Honolulu luxury condominiums include the Hokua and Park Lane.
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