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6 Dowsett & Old Pali Homes for Sale

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$1,998,000
3043 Lopeka Place
4 Bd | 2 Ba | 2,116 sqft
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3310 Niolopua Drive
5 Bd | 5 Ba | 3,581 sqft
Ocean view
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3005 Hoaloha Place
5 Bd | 5.5 Ba | 5,041 sqft
Ocean view
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3136 Alika Avenue
5 Bd | 4.5 Ba | 5,089 sqft
3545 Kahawalu Drive
6 Bd | 4 Ba | 3,392 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2020
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3676 Waokanaka Street
4 Bd | 3 Ba | 3,481 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2019
The MLS properties are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd.
Total 6 Dowsett/Old Pali Homes - 6 loaded
Dowsett/Old Pali Homes Overview
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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 sheltered under canopies of trees that cast shade down, accentuating the cooler environment you get up in these heights, as well as providing cover during the rain that falls often.

Entering Old Pali and Dowsett, you're entering a different world from the rest of the Island. A century ago, it was as if the Kamaaina were coming home to a protective green refuge that kept the outside world from intruding. The secret is this - it's still like that.

The other part of it is the fact that these two neighborhoods might have the greatest concentration anywhere on Oahu of homes from the early 1900's. Some homes in the Dowsett and Old Pali neighborhoods still have the small cottages that were used for guests or servants standing on their lands. These are the houses the upper class returned to after a long day at their Merchant St office. Large, with gardens all around, they define the gracious life that never goes out of style.

We should also make it clear that not every home in Old Pali or Dowsett is a vintage estate or mansion. Later build up in the decades after, especially post-1960, added many smaller homes, but still on the larger than average side, with at least 2 BRs. This has always been a higher-end area and remains so today.

You'll find that the style of even the newest houses fall firmly in line with the style and feel of the old. If maintaining an older structure isn't something you want to deal with, there are still excellent, later options in Dowsett and Old Pali that will fulfill all your expectations of this place. Cutting edge, or even modern, architecture hasn't penetrated this part of Honolulu, to the relief of long-term residents.

The two neighborhoods are roughly even with each other. Heading Kailua-bound, around the turnoff for Oahu Country Club, going right takes you into the Dowsett homes, while turning left takes you into homes in the Old Pali neighborhood. The latter is the larger of the two, extending further north up the hillside. Both dwell at the same general price point, starting primarily at the high 6 figures and going up the heights of the high 7 for some of the top properties.

There aren't major differences between the two, though some will certainly prefer one over the other, because their perfect property is found in one or the view is more to their liking. What is ultimately true is that you have choices on both sides of the Pali Highway that offer a different kind of Island life, rooted in a gentler, quieter Hawaii of old. How often do you have 2 perfect choices presented to you?

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Recently Sold in Dowsett/Old Pali

Sold9/10/'20
$3,400,000 (Sold Price)
3766 Old Pali Road
5 Bd | 4.5Ba | 5,298 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2006
Sold5/20/'20
$1,600,000 (Sold Price)
14 Hakumele Place
5 Bd | 3.5Ba | 3,092 sqft
Sold4/24/'20
$1,500,000 (Sold Price)
3434 Kaohinani Drive
5 Bd | 2 | 2,948 sqft
Ocean view
Sold3/27/'20
$1,350,000 (Sold Price)
3328 Kamaaina Drive
4 Bd | 3 | 2,104 sqft
Ocean view
Sold3/11/'20
$1,250,000 (Sold Price)
3501 Kahawalu Drive
3 Bd | 2 | 1,847 sqft
Sold1/31/'20
$1,150,000 (Sold Price)
3539 Kahawalu Drive
4 Bd | 3 | 1,996 sqft
Sold12/27/'19
$1,058,000 (Sold Price)
238 Puiwa Road
3 Bd | 2 | 1,412 sqft
Sold10/14/'19
$2,350,000 (Sold Price)
4020 Poli Hiwa Place
4 Bd | 3 | 2,488 sqft
Sold7/31/'19
$1,750,000 (Sold Price)
3936 Waokanaka Street
3 Bd | 2.5Ba | 2,685 sqft
Sold7/24/'19
$1,210,000 (Sold Price)
3469 Kahawalu Drive
4 Bd | 4 | 2,503 sqft
Ocean view
Sold7/15/'19
$1,300,000 (Sold Price)
3251 Pali Highway
3 Bd | 2 | 2,038 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2013
Sold7/11/'19
$1,015,000 (Sold Price)
3003 Hoaloha Place
3 Bd | 1 | 960 sqft
Ocean view
Sold6/17/'19
$880,000 (Sold Price)
71 Country Club Road
1 Bd | 1 | 1,279 sqft
Sold4/26/'19
$2,496,000 (Sold Price)
3924 Waokanaka Street
4 Bd | 6 | 6,295 sqft
Built: 2005
Sold12/28/'18
$2,175,000 (Sold Price)
3005 Hoaloha Place
5 Bd | 5.5Ba | 5,041 sqft
Ocean view
Sold12/14/'18
$1,900,000 (Sold Price)
3360/3361 Kamaaina Place
6 Bd | 6 | 6,917 sqft
Ocean view
Sold12/14/'18
$1,500,000 (Sold Price)
22 Wood Street
3 Bd | 2.5Ba | 2,142 sqft
Sold6/1/'18
$2,025,000 (Sold Price)
92 Dowsett Avenue
3 Bd | 2.5Ba | 2,711 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2017
Sold5/25/'18
$1,500,000 (Sold Price)
3896 Old Pali Road
3 Bd | 3 | 1,831 sqft
Sold5/11/'18
$2,120,000 (Sold Price)
3916 Old Pali Road
4 Bd | 4 | 3,392 sqft
Built: 2017
Sold3/13/'18
$1,315,000 (Sold Price)
3092 Kaohinani Drive
4 Bd | 2 | 2,114 sqft
Sold1/23/'18
$1,590,000 (Sold Price)
3333 Kahawalu Drive
3 Bd | 3 | 3,258 sqft
Sold12/8/'17
$895,000 (Sold Price)
3690B Waokanaka Street
3 Bd | 2 | 1,576 sqft
Sold12/6/'17
$1,828,000 (Sold Price)
3908 Waokanaka Street
4 Bd | 3 | 2,750 sqft
Sold11/9/'17
$1,900,000 (Sold Price)
3649 Nuuanu Pali Drive
4 Bd | 5.5Ba | 3,327 sqft
Sold11/3/'17
$1,040,000 (Sold Price)
3155 Kaohinani Drive
4 Bd | 1.5Ba | 2,118 sqft
Sold10/6/'17
$2,258,000 (Sold Price)
3742 Old Pali Road
5 Bd | 2.5Ba | 3,164 sqft
Ocean view
Sold9/22/'17
$865,000 (Sold Price)
15 Hinalo Place
3 Bd | 2 | 1,577 sqft
Sold8/17/'17
$1,345,000 (Sold Price)
162 Puiwa Road
5 Bd | 5 | 3,230 sqft
Ocean view
Sold5/9/'17
$1,900,000 (Sold Price)
70 Palimalu Drive
4 Bd | 6 | 3,744 sqft
Sold2/17/'17
$1,370,000 (Sold Price)
3761-A Old Pali Road
3 Bd | 2 | 1,667 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2016
Sold2/10/'17
$1,159,000 (Sold Price)
108 Waokanaka Place
4 Bd | 2.5Ba | 1,784 sqft
Ocean view
Sold1/31/'17
$2,150,000 (Sold Price)
21 Kepola Place
7 Bd | 6.5Ba | 5,583 sqft
Sold1/20/'17
$2,200,000 (Sold Price)
3174 Alika Avenue
4 Bd | 3 | 2,552 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2016
Sold10/31/'16
$1,600,000 (Sold Price)
3013 Kamuela Place
4 Bd | 3 | 2,774 sqft
Ocean view
Sold10/18/'16
$3,910,000 (Sold Price)
3860 Old Pali Road
10 Bd | 12 | 13,326 sqft
Ocean view
Sold10/6/'16
$933,000 (Sold Price)
323 Puiwa Road
3 Bd | 2.5Ba | 1,536 sqft
Ocean view
Sold9/23/'16
$1,218,000 (Sold Price)
121 Waokanaka Place
4 Bd | 3.5Ba | 3,016 sqft
Ocean view
Sold9/2/'16
$1,625,000 (Sold Price)
5 Bd | 4 | 2,892 sqft
Sold8/25/'16
$2,900,000 (Sold Price)
129 Dowsett Avenue
4 Bd | 4.5Ba | 6,796 sqft
Sold8/25/'16
$1,050,000 (Sold Price)
5 Bd | 3 | 3,293 sqft
Ocean view
Sold7/20/'16
$1,350,000 (Sold Price)
3311 Kahawalu Drive
3 Bd | 3 | 3,080 sqft
Sold6/30/'16
$1,700,000 (Sold Price)
3883 Old Pali Road
5 Bd | 3.5Ba | 3,112 sqft
Sold6/3/'16
$1,550,000 (Sold Price)
34 Ala Kimo Drive
4 Bd | 2.5Ba | 3,169 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2014
Sold4/20/'16
$1,270,000 (Sold Price)
3215 Pali Highway
3 Bd | 3 | 2,474 sqft
Sold3/28/'16
$1,350,000 (Sold Price)
3448 Niolopua Drive
4 Bd | 3 | 2,179 sqft
Ocean view
Sold2/26/'16
$1,165,000 (Sold Price)
3939 Nuuanu Pali Drive
3 Bd | 2.5Ba | 1,978 sqft
Sold2/11/'16
$1,900,000 (Sold Price)
3805 Old Pali Road
4 Bd | 4 | 4,838 sqft
Sold1/15/'16
$780,000 (Sold Price)
4 Bd | 2.5Ba | 1,108 sqft
Ocean view
Sold10/16/'15
$2,150,000 (Sold Price)
3807 Old Pali Road
2 Bd | 2 | 3,208 sqft
Sold10/12/'15
$6,450,000 (Sold Price)
187 Dowsett Avenue
6 Bd | 6.5Ba | 6,735 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2010
Sold10/7/'15
$1,999,999 (Sold Price)
3625 Nuuanu Pali Drive
4 Bd | 5 | 3,278 sqft
Sold7/21/'15
$910,000 (Sold Price)
348 Puiwa Road
3 Bd | 3 | 1,908 sqft
Sold6/24/'15
$920,000 (Sold Price)
3438 Kaohinani Drive
4 Bd | 2 | 1,662 sqft
Sold6/18/'15
$927,000 (Sold Price)
3023 Polohinano Place
3 Bd | 2 | 1,092 sqft
Marina view
Sold6/12/'15
$1,255,000 (Sold Price)
3441 Niolopua Drive
6 Bd | 6 | 4,182 sqft
Sold5/28/'15
$1,888,000 (Sold Price)
3174 Alika Avenue
3 Bd | 3 | 2,552 sqft
Sold4/2/'15
$1,645,000 (Sold Price)
3936 Waokanaka Street
3 Bd | 2.5Ba | 2,685 sqft
Sold12/19/'14
$1,750,000 (Sold Price)
3180 Kaohinani Drive
5 Bd | 3.5Ba | 3,018 sqft
Sold11/28/'14
$980,000 (Sold Price)
15 Country Club Road
6 Bd | 2 | 2,272 sqft
Sold11/20/'14
$1,155,000 (Sold Price)
123 Meleana Place
4 Bd | 2.5Ba | 2,220 sqft
Ocean view
Sold11/17/'14
$1,390,000 (Sold Price)
3004 Kamuela Place
4 Bd | 4 | 2,647 sqft
Ocean view
Sold11/7/'14
$3,700,000 (Sold Price)
3919 Old Pali Road
9 Bd | 8.5Ba | 8,676 sqft
Sold10/29/'14
$2,450,000 (Sold Price)
50 Dowsett Avenue
10 Bd | 6 | 6,711 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2013
Sold9/26/'14
$978,000 (Sold Price)
335 Puiwa Road
4 Bd | 3 | 1,726 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2007
Sold8/14/'14
$1,325,000 (Sold Price)
3401 Pali Highway
5 Bd | 4 | 3,490 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2013
Sold8/5/'14
$1,825,000 (Sold Price)
55 Dowsett Avenue
3 Bd | 3.5Ba | 2,477 sqft
Sold7/22/'14
$1,280,000 (Sold Price)
398 Puiwa Road
3 Bd | 3 | 2,569 sqft
Ocean view
Sold7/18/'14
$975,000 (Sold Price)
267 Puiwa Road
5 Bd | 3 | 2,168 sqft
Sold7/1/'14
$1,080,000 (Sold Price)
44 Mamalahoa Place
3 Bd | 2 | 1,447 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2008
Sold5/16/'14
$1,625,000 (Sold Price)
3926 Waokanaka Street
3 Bd | 2.5Ba | 3,287 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2013
Sold4/30/'14
$1,700,000 (Sold Price)
42 Niniko Place
3 Bd | 2.5Ba | 3,148 sqft
Sold3/18/'14
$1,280,000 (Sold Price)
53 Country Club Road
3 Bd | 3 | 2,369 sqft
Sold3/17/'14
$978,000 (Sold Price)
3916 Old Pali Road
5 Bd | 3 | 2,650 sqft
Sold2/28/'14
$1,341,000 (Sold Price)
3178 Kaohinani Drive
3 Bd | 3 | 2,522 sqft
Sold1/22/'14
$855,000 (Sold Price)
3061 Polohinano Place
4 Bd | 2 | 1,910 sqft
Ocean view
Sold12/13/'13
$930,000 (Sold Price)
3509 Nuuanu Pali Drive
5 Bd | 3.5Ba | 2,376 sqft
Ocean view
Sold12/3/'13
$1,850,000 (Sold Price)
200 Dowsett Avenue
4 Bd | 3.5Ba | 4,210 sqft
Sold11/22/'13
$980,000 (Sold Price)
50 Mamalahoa Place
3 Bd | 1.5Ba | 1,075 sqft
Sold11/19/'13
$1,300,000 (Sold Price)
60 Niniko Place
6 Bd | 4 | 7,521 sqft
Ocean view
Sold11/15/'13
$1,100,000 (Sold Price)
3552 Nuuanu Pali Drive
3 Bd | 1 | 1,240 sqft
Sold11/1/'13
$925,000 (Sold Price)
3155 Kaohinani Drive
4 Bd | 1.5Ba | 2,118 sqft
Ocean view