If you have ever participated in a home remodel, then you know the painstaking labor of love that is involved. It starts with a vision, and with careful planning and patience, combined with a lot of hard work, the results can be very satisfying. Not everyone has the skill set or wherewithal to pull it off, but when you see a home that has undergone a transformation with style and grace, it is inspiring. Hale Ali’i on Royal Drive is a great example of a house brought into the modern era while retaining the dignity of a rich history.
Custom locally-built cabinetry in the chef’s kitchen is loaded with pull-outs and extras. Thoughtful upgrades, like an ice maker, prep sink, and beverage fridge make entertaining a breeze.
When the current owners found it, this home had been on the market over a year. It had been an unpermitted duplex. It was very choppy and dark. The owners saw the potential in the space, however, and fell in love with the location, tucked away down a private drive. They decided to purchase it and breathed new life into it. From all new flooring and lighting to a custom workspace off the kitchen, they used their knowledge of form and function to create an open space with great flow that lives large for entertaining.
Walls of windows and sliding doors allow for great light and airflow.
A striking feature of this home is the size of the rooms. They foster a sense of lightness and unconfined freedom. There are two spacious master bedrooms on opposite sides of the home with their own ensuite baths. A third bedroom and bath plus a den allow for flexibility. There is storage and closet space everywhere.
A spacious outdoor lanai provides extra living space cooled by tradewinds.
The exterior of the home has mature landscaping for year-round color and privacy. A carport with plenty of storage and an outdoor shower have space for all your toys and allow for easy clean up after the beach.
The outdoor shower has double heads and room for two.
The fantastic location in the Wailua Homesteads means you have easy access to shopping in Lihue (15 minutes by car), restaurants and boutiques in Kapaa (10 minutes by car), plus mountains and hiking trails in your backyard. You are within walking distance of the Wailua General Store and Wailua Houselots Park, which has tennis and basketball courts, playground, soccer fields, and a double-fenced in dog park. The scenic drive up Kuamoo Road goes past popular tourist attractions Opaekaa Falls and the Wailua River.
This is a great house that you don’t want to miss. The hard work has been done for you. Contact me today to set up a showing or for more information.