Lulani Ocean neighborhood is so far north on the Windward Side, it's often difficult to realize it falls within Kaneohe's city limits. To get there you head north on Kamehameha Hwy, past both He'eia Pond and He'eia State Park, through untamed ocean on your right and deep green hills on your left. You feel you've left the city behind, and, the truth is, you have.
A hook turn on this coastline banishes from view all the ground you've covered behind you, ushering you into a decisively rural landscape everywhere you look. You're home.
LULANI OCEAN HOMES – UNIQUE VIEWPOINTS The first homes of Lulani Ocean were built on these lots in the early 1950's, taking advantage of the hillside's slopes to give residents a flawless gaze down upon the Pacific. That panoramic view is just as amazing now as it was then. Though there are certainly more houses now, your environment looks much the same as it did when the first residents arrived in the middle of the 20th Century.
From your windows and lanai, you look out at more than just the awesome blue waters. Straight ahead are the Ahu'Olaka and Kapapa Islands and, to the north, the timeless charm of Chinaman's Hat, always ready to bring a lift to your day.
The outlook has inspired Lulani Ocean homeowners to build extremely large lanai spaces in many cases, some taking up over 1,000 sq ft! Those who find an outdoor retreat important will be very happy here.
Inside, most of the houses have from 1,400 to 3,000 sq ft, making them larger than most, but not palatial. Some can certainly be found on either side of that span, but it accounts for most properties on the hillside.
The majority of lots follow those same guidelines, providing 7,000 to 11,000 sq ft of land. Again, good sized, but not expansive. Exceptions exist here, too, with some hitting 20,000 or even 55,000 sq ft, for those who want something with more room.
Though the oldest homes do date to the 50's, you'll find that the residences come from every decade since, right up to the most recent years. Some are rebuilds, of course, but this spread is evidence of a neighborhood that was settled over the decades, rather than all at once.
A PLACE OF RENEWAL With that abrupt turn around the point just south of Lulani Ocean and the absence of any real build-up outside of homes that rarely, if ever, go past a second story, this is a transition point. Here, you can almost say that the North Shore begins. It's a return to the country after Kailua and Kaneohe's comparatively modern appearance.
Come up the highway on your way home and you'll feel that change. More than just a drive, returning home to Lulani Ocean is a transformation. One that will never lose its wonder or power.
The price range of houses for sale in Lulani Ocean is $714K to $2.59M with a median price of $1.52M, median interior of 2,198sf and median land size of 7,649sf.
The median price of houses sold in Lulani Ocean year-to-date (Jan - Sep 23, 2017) is $980K. In previous years it was $810K (2016), $868K (2015), $824K (2014), $845K (2013), $730K (2012), $715K (2011), $809K (2010), $805K (2009), $925K (2008), $847K (2007), $1.02M (2006), $865K (2005), $680K (2004), $527K (2003).
12 houses have sold in Lulani Ocean year-to-date (Jan - Sep 23, 2017). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 16 (2016), 17 (2015), 13 (2014), 17 (2013), 4 (2012), 6 (2011), 12 (2010), 10 (2009), 6 (2008), 9 (2007), 10 (2006), 15 (2005), 21 (2004), 14 (2003).
On average Lulani Ocean houses were on the market for 83 days before they were sold (Jan - Sep 23, 2017). In previous years it was 98 days (2016), 106 days (2015), 159 days (2014), 95 days (2013), 57 days (2012), 110 days (2011), 120 days (2010), 63 days (2009), 121 days (2008), 89 days (2007), 69 days (2006), 100 days (2005), 50 days (2004), 50 days (2003).
The average days on market for Lulani Ocean houses before sold were 5 days August 2017 compared to 119 days August 2016.
The ratio of Lulani Ocean houses sales price vs list price were 101.7% August 2017 compared to 83.0% August 2016.
1 Lulani Ocean house was sold August 2017 compared to 1 house sold August 2016.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Lulani Ocean is $21.99M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Sep 23, 2017) is $11.64M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $16.25M (2016), $16.9M (2015), $11.31M (2014), $15.76M (2013), $3.02M (2012), $3.91M (2011), $11.69M (2010), $8.17M (2009), $5.5M (2008), $7.56M (2007), $12.85M (2006), $13.05M (2005), $14.21M (2004), $7.7M (2003).
The most recent sale in Lulani Ocean was a house located at 47-375 Mawaena Street, sold for $1.27M on Sep 20, 2017. It had 2606sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: (1,098sf) sold for $765K on 9/12/2017. 47-491 Lulani Street (2,358sf) sold for $1.22M on 8/11/2017. 47-060 Kamehameha Highway (2,080sf) sold for $1.23M on 7/27/2017. 47-402 Kamehameha Highway (1,835sf) sold for $1.01M on 7/14/2017. 47-228 Kamehameha Highway (1,226sf) sold for $856K on 6/26/2017. 47-391 Lulani Street (2,585sf) sold for $1.35M on 6/23/2017. 47-097 Kamehameha Highway (708sf) sold for $735K on 6/14/2017. 47-160 Iuiu Street (1,618sf) sold for $961K on 5/4/2017. 47-192 Iuiu Street (1,200sf) sold for $740K on 3/7/2017.
12 of the houses have ocean views and 10 have mountain views.