About Waipio Gentry Condos & Townhomes
Waipio Gentry condos are located in one of those areas that's only starting to create its history as a community. Like other nearby neighborhoods, it sprang up from the ashes of the plantations that once occupied these lands just north of Waikele.
Practically every single one of the condos in this area were built in the 1980's and 90's during the flurry of construction that took place as development surged. Some things weren't wiped out in the process, however.
Though the plantations have left for good, their housing styles have not. Waipio Gentry condos emulate the architecture of those times, a style that has become truly Local. You'll notice immediately how many feature the pitched roofs and the wooden slats, which call back to that era.
The developers even kept the old vertical limits, even if the horizontal field is much more cluttered than it used to be. There isn't one high-rise condominium to be seen anywhere. You won't even find any higher than 2 stories here. Truth be told, in Waipio Gentry townhouses dominate this housing category, no question.
This master planning, though probably unintentionally, also emulates the plantation neighborhood patterns, which were small collections of homes gathered together, rather than lined on streets. In this same way, the present townhome communities are made up of multiple buildings with common courtyards and gathering places, just as they had a hundred years ago.
To better understand this, consider these residences that make up the majority of this Waipio Gentry townhomes and condos segment, every single one featuring just 2 floors:
The pattern is obvious. Miniature neighborhoods with minimal impact on the sightline. That low vertical factor, combined with the higher elevation, is crucial because it allows for beautiful views of the mountains around you.
Although it's not as common, some Waipio Gentry townhomes actually have ocean views, too. The Kuani Hillside is one that has just the right vantage point to take it in. Your vista is a much more open one here and it's due to smart planning that has paid off.
It's rare when a planned community holds on to the history and culture of a place, but Waipio Gentry seems to have done it. That old plantation lifestyle and culture has grown over the years to now become much of what we call Local Style. If that's your style, you should be looking here. You may also be interested in....
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