In Hawaiian, ‘maka kilo’ means “observing eyes” and when you’re in the Makakilo area of Oahu, you understand just how fitting that name is. In Ancient Hawaii, Pu’u Makakilo was a place for Kahuna to observe the sky, sun, and stars for signs and messages from the Gods. These Waianae mountain slopes are full of history.
Although the first construction of homes began at the bottom of the Makakilo area in the 1960s, we’ve seen the growth of some great neighborhoods in the 2000s, heading up the hillside.
Today in Makakilo, some of the most sought-after, newer homes tend to be in neighborhoods like Kahiwelo. In Kahiwelo, it’s possible to get more sizable homes and larger lots. This gives homeowners more opportunity for outdoor recreation and the ability to own larger properties. Homeowners enjoy having more space between neighbors without sacrificing the close-knit vibe of community. Importantly, ask any resident which features they enjoy most living in Makakilo and chances are high that the elevation, cooler temperatures, and breezes make the list.
New Kahiwelo Listing
Just listed on market is a large home on a flat lot, tucked in a cul-de-sac with possibilities galore. 92-541 Oawa St sits proudly at the end of the street with 27 owned PV panels, insuring you keep your electricity bills at a minimum. The intricately and tasteful terraced rock wall offers a great vantage point for your ‘observing eyes’. Here you can catch nightly sunsets with a glass of wine, view the ocean while reading a book, or watch over the action of the large, grass yards of the property.
Beautiful Interior with Finishes
Lovingly maintained by the original owners, this updated and immaculately kept home currently has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. However, with one sheet of drywall and a door, the upstairs loft area could easily be converted into a nice bedroom, also making this a great option for those looking for 4 bedroom homes.
Open floor plan
Updated and immaculate open kitchen
Upstairs, the 3 bedrooms each offer nice views, including this large master with hillside views. Completed with a beautiful master bath and walk-in closet.
Views of the sweeping Makakilo hillside from bed, in this oversized master bedroom.
Master Bathroom with walk in closet and tons of storage
Monthly Costs At A Minimum
Is keeping monthly costs down something you are aiming for? This home’s association fee of just $50, coupled with the solar hot water, 27 owned PV panels on an NEM agreement will save the homeowner money each month.
27 Owned Solar panels and Solar Hot Water on NEM
Large Lot Advantages
Yard size and grade is a big concern for those who are home shopping in Makakilo. Fortunately, this home offers quite a bit of space and a flat yard. This offers endless potential for a pool, landscaping, or even a small structure on the property. The 288 sq ft patio is ready for entertaining, cooking or enjoying the Makakilo sunshine.
Lush backyard full of possibilities.
Rich side yard with plumeria
Importantly, the spacious 2-car garage and huge driveway give houseguests and visitors a place to park; perfect when hosting those BBQs or get-togethers.
Deep driveway and garage provides ample parking
Kahiwelo = Location
One of the big advantages of living in Makakilo is the location. It’s just a short drive to Kapolei, Oahu’s ‘Second City’. Homeowners have the ability to easily pop into Home Depot, Walmart and a plethora of stores, shops and restaurants. Not far from the highway, military bases and hospitals, many find Makakilo neighborhoods to be a great choice. A good deal of folks desire to live above the hustle and bustle, nestled in the hills. Because of this, many have found Kahiwelo offers that lifestyle, while remaining close enough to the action of the city below.
92-541 Oawa St (MLS #201827265)
Lot size: 8,110 sq ft
Bedrooms: 3 (with option for 4th)
Bathrooms: 2 full / 1 partial
Offered at $830,000
Want To Know More?
This property is priced very well for the area and is truly a listing you should see for yourself. Contact me today to schedule a showing or if you have any questions about this beautiful, spacious Kahiwelo home. If you are searching your perfect home on Oahu, I would love the opportunity to personally and professionally assist you.