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Kai Nani is a beautiful coveted beachfront and golf course neighborhood of about 30 upscale homes in Honolulu
, located just east of the world-renowned private Waialae Golf Course
and west of Wailupe Beach
. Kai Nani includes the two exclusive streets of Kaimoku Place and Kaimoku Way. Kai Nani homes for sale are typically valued in the $2M to $15M price range. Generous well manicured level lots range in size between 11,000 to 27,000 sq ft. Insight to Kai Nani Homes
Rarely do homes become available in this fabulous and charming neighborhood. Most homes in Kai Nani border either the golf course or a quiet and peaceful stretch of beach. Kai Nani homes all appear aesthetically well maintained with beautiful landscaping, next to the calming park like golf course and the ocean across.
The area hugs gently around the most eastern point of the Waialae Golf Course
, which hosts the world famous Sony Open Golf Tournament. Golfers and spectators from all over the world attend the annual TV broadcast event. Several residents take delight in front row views from their yard. Notable is the famous blue roof Sony home ‘Tutu Hale’. Located in a prime location and visible from most of the golf course, it is the only property that enjoys the best of both worlds; gorgeous beach and Waialae Golf Course frontage. Designed by architect Geoffrey Paterson the property is owned by the Sony Corporation founder’s family. You may also be interested in.... Kahala homes
, Waialae Golf Course homes
, Black Point homes
and Diamond Head homes
. Alternatively, expand to all Honolulu homes for sale
or check out our Honolulu condos for sale
page.Kai Nani History
Most students of Hawaii real estate history, and its conflicts, forget that Kai Nani was actually part of one of the biggest fights of all. The struggle began when a hotel was proposed to go up in the quiet, and very upscale, neighborhood of Kahala. This was seen as nothing short of an enemy invasion to the well-heeled residents and they were ready to fight it.
Though victory seemed to be in their grasp, with a special committee recommending a rejection and a mayor prepared to veto any such measure, it was not to be. The City Council passed the rezoning needed and then overruled the mayoral veto.
The Bishop Estate
, who owned all the land in Kahala at that time, then added salt to the wound by taking back land from the Waialae Golf Course, including oceanfront property that would now contain a resort. That wasn't the end of it, either.
Waialae Golf Course would be completely reconfigured to fit the new layout. They would also relinquish a piece of land on the southeastern side in the bargain. Enough to fit 30 houses.
Kai Nani homes sit there now, complete with fairway and ocean views, a few on the oceanfront itself. Somewhere under those paved roads and the beautiful Kai Nani homes lie the remains of the 6th and 7th holes of the old Waialae Golf Course.