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Hawaii

Oh Ward, Won’t You Lease Me a Mercedes-Benz? At Honolulu’s Ward Center They Will

By Jon Anderson | August 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

In 2015 I wrote a pair of articles about Howard Hughes Corporation’s purchase and development plans for 60 acres in the Kaka’ako section of Honolulu (here, here). The development is sandwiched between downtown Honolulu and world-famous Waikiki and is slated for 16 high-rise condo towers with 4,300 units plus over 1 million square feet of […]

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Designer Bridgid Coulter Turns Her Hand to a Kohanaiki Hawaiian Hideaway

By valeriejarvie | July 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Designer Bridgid Coulter Turns Her Hand to a Kohanaiki Hawaiian Hideaway

  One on the newest communities on the Big Island of Hawaii now offers luxe homes with television celebrity designer decor. Actor Bridgid Coulter was recently a featured interior designer on the Emmy Award-winning OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) television series Home Made Simple. The Santa Monica-based designer was also tapped by Kohanaiki, a private club residential […]

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A Big Aloha to a Five-Star Hawaiian Home: Montage Kapalua Bay

By valeriejarvie | May 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

  Oh to look out the window and have a view like this every day! Here’s the coastal sight to behold off the lanai of Residence 2604, one of 82 residences in the Montage Kapalua Bay, a five-star Maui resort named by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the world’s best hotels (No. 4 […]

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Honolulu Home on Black Point Isn’t Shangri-La, But It’s Close

By Jon Anderson | January 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Honolulu Home on Black Point Isn’t Shangri-La, But It’s Close

Talk about location, location, location — 202 Kaikuono Place in Honolulu is two doors away from what’s arguably the most famous piece of residential property in Hawaii, Doris Duke’s Shangri-La estate.  Both are located on the ancient lava flow “toe” that juts out into the Pacific called Black Point.  It’s one thing to say you […]

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Obama’s Final Presidential Christmas And The Winter (Sand) White House

By Jon Anderson | January 4, 2017 | Comments Off on Obama’s Final Presidential Christmas And The Winter (Sand) White House

For each year of his presidency, President Obama spent the holidays on the same stretch of Kailua beach, near the Marine base at Kaneohe.  Rumors continue to swirl on which home exactly the president is in.  Partly for security reasons and partly because several of the homes in the area have changed hands during his […]

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28-Acre, National Register Marconi Telegraph Station’s History Encompasses World Wars and the Dawn of Global Communications

By Jon Anderson | December 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

Today, when locals hear “Kahuku” they often think of Kahuku sweet corn or shrimp from this agriculture-heavy area. But for over a century, one stretch of Kahuku was smack in the middle of history.  Now, over 28 acres of beachfront land and historic … proper historic … buildings are up for sale for $18 million […]

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