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Large Remodeled Home In Great Honolulu Neighborhood – Dowsett

Just Listed in Dowsett, a Large Remodeled Home in Great Honolulu Neighborhood!


We’re happy to have a brand-new listing of a large remodeled home in great Honolulu neighborhood: Dowsett Highlands in Honolulu! It’s at 3434 Kaohinani Drive, just off Nuuanu Pali Drive and the Pali Highway. This area, in the Nuuanu Valley, is one of the most beautiful and special in Honolulu.

The History of Dowsett Highlands

The Dowsett Tract was one of the first residential subdivisions of Honolulu to be developed, in the early 1900s, along what is now the Pali Highway. The Pali Highway is a direct route over and through the Koolau Mountain range to Kailua and the rest of Windward Oahu, making this a very convenient area. At the other end, the Pali terminates in Downtown Honolulu, at Aloha Tower. The Dowsett area, 273 acres in the Nuuanu Valley, is originally named after the Dowsett family, starting with Captain Samuel James Dowsett, who came from England to settle in Honolulu in 1828. His son, James, was a successful and well-respected entrepreneur, with business ventures on multiple Hawaiian islands.

A Beautiful Lush Setting

If you are looking for a great Honolulu neighborhood, with flowing streams, scenic mountain views, and lush greenery everywhere, Dowsett is for you. Canopies of old-growth trees shade many homes, with some backing the Nuuanu stream. The quietude of the Dowsett area, with its great proximity to Downtown Honolulu makes it quite special. It is a Kama’aina neighborhood that truly gives you a taste of Old Hawaii and days gone by. Many noted architects have designed homes in this great Honolulu neighborhood. The homes tend to be more spacious and elegant than the average Honolulu home, making it a favorite of well-to-do executives and business owners. In addition, Dowsett is one of few Honolulu neighborhoods that has underground utilities and a minimum lot size of 10,000 sq feet, helping to enhance the beautiful views and country-like feeling.

Newly Remodeled Home in a Great Neighborhood

The owners recently remodeled 3434 Kaohinani Drive, and it has great bones! It has a new kitchen and two newly remodeled bathrooms. In addition, the entire electrical system was also replaced, featuring new service, new panel, and all new wiring. New light fixtures also complement its midcentury, Hawaiian style.

Ground Level – 3434 Kaohinani Drive

Half of the home’s living spaces (almost 1500 sq ft) are at ground level from the street and require no stairs to access. This includes a kitchen, dining room, living room with fireplace, 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

The remodeled kitchen has a new range, refrigerator, dishwasher, and sink. Granite counters complement the white, shaker-style cabinetry. The kitchen is open to a formal dining room. There are lots of windows to maximize the cool breezes you are blessed with in this beautiful home.

Dining Room - 3434 Kaohinani Dr.

Dining Room – 3434 Kaohinani Dr.

There’s also new flooring throughout and new paint, inside and out. All the rooms in the home are quite spacious and feature views of lush greenery, at almost every angle.

Ground-floor living Room - 3434 Kaohinani Dr.

Ground-floor living Room

In the living room, ocean views peek through the trees. I can only imagine the beauty and views you could have,  adding French doors and a large deck out back, from this level.

Ocean View - 3434 Kaohinani Dr.

Ocean view peeking through the trees.

At ground level, the 3 bedrooms are all good-sized, lending flexibility in use.

Master Bedroom - 3434 Kaohinani

Master Bedroom

Mountain views are lovely from what I will call the Master Bedroom.

2d Bedroom- 3434 Kaohinani

Second bedroom

One could use the Second Bedroom, adjacent to the Master and bathroom, as an Office or, perhaps, renovated to en-suite Master Bath.

A third spacious bedroom is also off the wide hallway.

3rd Ground Floor Bedroom - 3434 Kaohinani

3rd Ground Floor Bedroom

The bathroom, at ground level,  is nicely remodeled. It features quartz counters, white cabinetry, a new tub and surround, and a new toilet, sink, faucets, lights, and flooring.

Upstairs Hall Bathroom - 3434 Kaohinani

Upstairs Hall Bathroom

Downstairs – 3434 Kaohinani Drive – Remodeled Home in Great Neighborhood

Downstairs are 2 more bedrooms, and a full bathroom, along with living space, giving the homeowner plenty of room to spread out. A Multi-family situation or rental might even be doable with the addition of a wet bar.

Bedroom 4

Bedroom 4

Bedroom 5

Bedroom 5

The downstairs also has a large laundry room, with door to the backyard, a family room with a fireplace, and a BONUS room with many uses. In addition, for the tinkerer, there’s also a small workshop.

Family Room with Fireplace and Door to Backyard

Bonus Room Adjacent to Small Workshop

Laundry Room

Laundry Room

With almost 3,000 sq ft of living space, 3434 Kaohinani is a beautiful and spacious home in a great Honolulu neighborhood. 5BR / 2BA provides plenty of living options, at ground level and downstairs. The large, 10,000 square foot lot makes this home feel like country in the city.

Please call Yvonne Ahearn RB-20262 at 808.721.8088 for a private showing.

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Yvonne Ahearn

Yvonne Ahearn is a REALTOR, ABR, CRS, CLHMS, ILHM Million Dollar Guild, GRI, MRP, with Hawai'i Life. Yvonne Jaramillo Ahearn, Esq. works out of the Honolulu Office, and lives in Kailua, Oahu. Her clients benefit from Yvonne’s in-depth Oahu expertise and negotiating skills. Yvonne has been a REALTOR on Oahu for more than a decade, selling mostly in Kailua and Honolulu, but also covering areas such as Kaneohe, Ewa Beach, Mililani, and North Shore. Many of her clients have relocated from the mainland, have second homes on Oahu, or are military, and a large percentage of her clients are repeat clients and referrals. Yvonne has a passion for architecture, and vintage and historical homes, as well as a personal flair for design. Besides her many contacts in the home remodeling space, she has become known locally for her beautiful home staging projects, which enhance both the sale price and the speed of sale for her listings. Yvonne Ahearn is a 2015, 2011 and 2010 Winner of the Aloha Aina “People’s Choice” Award for the island of Oahu. She and her husband have a delightful son, and are also involved in many of his activities. In her spare time, she is involved in various non-profits and enjoys beautifying her garden full of tropical plants. Please Contact Yvonne at 808-721-8088 or YvonneAhearn@HawaiiLife.com, if you need assistance with Oahu, Hawaii real estate. You can email me at YvonneAhearn@HawaiiLIfe.com or via phone at (808) 721-8088.

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