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Kalae | Ultra-Luxury Condo

Classification: Ultra-Luxury
Location: Corner of Ward Ave. and Ala Moana Blvd.
Pricing: Estimated between $1M+ - $5M+.
Size: Approximately 330 Total Units.
Sales: Pre-construction sales are not yet underway (expected to begin Summer 2022).
Estimated Completion: 2026

Kalae Ward Village - What We Know and Expect

Little is known about what Kalae’s final product will be, but if we take into consideration what we actually know about Ward Village, Kalae, the developer (Howard Hughes), and their past projects then we can start to paint a pretty clear picture of what we can expect from the exciting, upcoming project.

 

Location

 

We know Kalae will be Howard Hughes Corporation’s (HHC) 10th tower installment (of a total planned 14). It’ll be located at the corner of Ward Ave. and Ala Moana Blvd., adjacent to the South West corner of the 4 acre Victoria Ward Park.

 

We expect Victoria Ward Park will undergo a massive transformation in the next two years and be finalized around the same time as the delivery of Victoria Place (2024).

 

Classification

 

We know Kalae will be deemed a “front row” tower and boast some of the greatest, unobstructed views the neighborhood has to offer, which is expected from an ultra luxury project.

 

We expect Kalae to incorporate ultra luxury finishes consistent with other “front row” towers (think Waiea, Park Lane, Victoria Place). Comparable projects have been known to use hardwood flooring, upgraded appliances (i.e Wolf and Miele), Studio Becker kitchens, and luxury furniture packages throughout the common areas.

 

Amenities

 

We know that in order to standout as an elite, ultra luxury project Kalae must have robust amenities.

 

We expect Kalae will have robust resort style amenities including: BBQ cabanas, pool(s), meeting rooms, guest suites, fitness center, and much more.

 

Configuration

 

We know that HHC has often envisioned a 330 unit tower for their 10th installment. When comparing Waiea (174 total units) to Victoria Place (350 total units), we are able to make some predictions:

 

We Expect Kalae to only have 1, 2, and 3+ bedroom configurations. Historically, no studio units have been incorporated into previous “first row” towers, and considering the lower density level (330 total units), we expect Kalae will be no different.

 

We expect the sizes of the individual floor plans to be comparable to what Victoria Place (350 units) offered. Perhaps in the ranges of:
  • 3BR – 1,800+ SF
  • 2BR – 1,100 SF to 1,300+ SF
  • 1BR – 800 SF to 1000+ SF

Design

 

We know HHC continuously modifies their designs to meet the demands of the market at any particular moment in time (ex. Park Ward Village introduced “work from home stations” into their design to embrace a Post-Covid world).

 

We expect HHC will continue to draw on past project’s successes and failures when considering new design elements for Kalae. In Ward Village’s infancy, we saw design elements that were aesthetic marvels (i.e. Anaha’s cantilever pool and Waiea’s curved glass facade). As the neighborhood matures, we have seen design elements have evolved into not only being aesthetically pleasing, but implemented in a manner that greatly enhances the resident’s overall enjoyment of the property (i.e. Kou’la placed their load bearing columns to the exterior of the building rather than inside the unit. Not only do the columns create a great visual from the exterior, but they offer a unique level of protection and privacy for each unit’s lanai). It’s clear that HHC listens to their past/current owner’s feedback about each building, and continues to refine their craft to offer a better final product.

 

Sales

 

We know HHC is looking to compound on the momentum created from the success of their last two market launches (Park Ward Village 2025 and Victoria Place 2024 ((Sold Out)).

 

We expect HHC to be fully prepared (model showroom, beautiful marketing assets, digital renderings, detailed floor plans, estimated drone view, etc.) by the time of launch, which is looking to begin Early Summer 2022.

 

To inquire about future sales, please contact new luxury condo expert Tanner Botts (RA) at (808) 343-5000 or email Tanner@HawaiiLiving.com for more details.

The Neighborhood - Quick Snapshot of Ward Village

Ward Village (Howard Hughes’ 60 Acre Master Planned Community) is roughly defined by (a few lots West of) West Ward Ave, Ala Moana Blvd on the South and Queen St as both eastern and northern borders due to its curved path. Ward Village, when completed, will be a carefully crafted 14 condo project, but will not be defined by concrete sprawl. Hughes has planned a 4 acre "Victoria Ward Park" so the community will have ample room to breathe and enjoy the beauty of this place. The fact that Howard Hughes owns all of this land makes certain that its vision of integrated shopping and services, such as grocery stores, parking structures and dining options will be a certainty. These elements are an integral part of the Ward Village 'outdoor living space' lifestyle, rather than after thoughts added wherever they could fit in - something that happens too often in fast developing Honolulu.

 

Presold Construction Currently for Sale in Ward Village: Aalii (2021) / Koula (2022) / Victoria Place (2024 - Sold Out) / Park Ward Village (2025).

 

Already Built Condos in Ward Village: Waiea (2016) / Anaha (2017)  / Aeo (2018) / Ke Kilohana (2019).

 

Notable Food and Dining in Ward Village: Whole Foods Market / Merriman’s / Rinka / Han No Daidokoro / Istanbul / Kakaako Farmers Market.

 

Notable Entertainment in Ward Village: Consolidated Theatres Ward / South Shore Market / Ala Moana Beach Park / Victoria Ward Park.
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