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3311 Kahawalu Drive (Dowsett/Old Pali)

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3311 Kahawalu Drive, Honolulu
This property was sold July 20, 2016 for $1,350,000
Description
Discover this Museum of Art period residence designed by famed Architect Louis E. Davis, featuring thick stone walls with original beige wash and coffered ceilings hand stenciled by European artists. Poured, cut and acid stained concrete floors are graced by a curved glass bay window across the cozy fireplace overlooking walled "historic garden", as registered with the Smithsonian Institute. The orchid, bromeliad gardens were known worldwide and featured in books and magazines. This second home built in desirable Dowsett Highlands preserved a 1949 stainless counter and art deco tiles improved with rewiring in 2000; servant quarters changed to an art studio, old laundry and garage moved but access to two streets remain. This renaissance home is registered as a Historic Residence and truly a gem honoring a previous era.
Past Activity
  • Jul 20, 2016 Sold @ $1.35M
  • Jun 17, 2016 In Escrow
  • May 10, 2016 Price ↓ $1.395M
  • Feb 04, 2016 Listed @ $1.6M
  • Jan 31, 2016 Expired
  • Oct 15, 2015 In Escrow
  • Aug 25, 2015 Price ↓ $1.6M
  • May 05, 2015 Listed @ $1.75M
More Details
  • Price / Interior Sf: $453
  • Owner, Tax & Resale History: Click here
  • Zoning: 03 - R10 - Residential District
  • Elementary School: Nuuanu
  • Middle School: Kawananakoa
  • High School: Roosevelt
  • View: City, Garden
  • Flood Zone: Zone X
  • Amenities: Bedroom on 1st Floor, Entry, Full Bath on 1st Floor, Landscaped, Maids/Guest Qrters, Patio/Deck, Storage, Wall/Fence
  • TMK: 1-2-2-49-25-0
  • Tax Assessed Land: $987,200
  • Tax Assessed Improvements: $266,500
  • Tax Assessed Total: $1,253,700
  • Courtesy: List Sotheby's Int'l Realty
  • MLS: 201601954
The MLS properties are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd. Listings last updated on October 30, 2020. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
About Dowsett/Old Pali
See our video of Dowsett homes.

About Dowsett & Old Pali
For many homebuyers, there's something irresistible about finding a place that transports you to an earlier, more elegant era. That's difficult to do these days in a heavily developed place like Oahu. Difficult, but not impossible.

Tucked away at the top of the town side of Pali Highway, the Dowsett homes and Old Pali homes have preserved the bygone Kamaaina lifestyle in the hills and valleys above downtown Honolulu.

Nestled back here, much of the views of the mountains and surrounding country due to the thick growth that is all around you. Still there are ocean views to be had and they are spectacular. There are no condo towers in these communities. More importantly, from some vantage points, there aren’t any in sight. In many ways, it's just as it was 100 years ago.

Part of that is because of that old growth flora that covers both areas. The roads back here, and many of the homes on them, are shel  ....click here to read more

Sold 7/20/16 at

$1,350,000

(List Price: $1,395,000)

Living

3,080 sqft

Baths

3

Beds

3

 
 
    Description
    Discover this Museum of Art period residence designed by famed Architect Louis E. Davis, featuring thick stone walls with original beige wash and coffered ceilings hand stenciled by European artists. Poured, cut and acid stained concrete floors are graced by a curved glass bay window across the cozy fireplace overlooking walled "historic garden", as registered with the Smithsonian Institute. The orchid, bromeliad gardens were known worldwide and featured in books and magazines. This second home built in desirable Dowsett Highlands preserved a 1949 stainless counter and art deco tiles improved with rewiring in 2000; servant quarters changed to an art studio, old laundry and garage moved but access to two streets remain. This renaissance home is registered as a Historic Residence and truly a gem honoring a previous era.
      The MLS properties are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd. Listings last updated on October 30, 2020. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
      • Jul 20, 2016 Sold @ $1.35M
      • Jun 17, 2016 In Escrow
      • May 10, 2016 Price ↓ $1.395M
      • Feb 04, 2016 Listed @ $1.6M
      • Jan 31, 2016 Expired
      • Oct 15, 2015 In Escrow
      • Aug 25, 2015 Price ↓ $1.6M
      • May 05, 2015 Listed @ $1.75M
      See our video of Dowsett homes.

      About Dowsett & Old Pali
      For many homebuyers, there's something irresistible about finding a place that transports you to an earlier, more elegant era. That's difficult to do these days in a heavily developed place like Oahu. Difficult, but not impossible.

      Tucked away at the top of the town side of Pali Highway, the Dowsett homes and Old Pali homes have preserved the bygone Kamaaina lifestyle in the hills and valleys above downtown Honolulu.

      Nestled back here, much of the views of the mountains and surrounding country due to the thick growth that is all around you. Still there are ocean views to be had and they are spectacular. There are no condo towers in these communities. More importantly, from some vantage points, there aren’t any in sight. In many ways, it's just as it was 100 years ago.

      Part of that is because of that old growth flora that covers both areas. The roads back here, and many of the homes on them, are shel  ....click here to read more
       
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