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Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
A modernist gem created for and by one Hawaii family has come on the market for the first time since it was completed in 1963. Per Realtor, the 4,000-square-foot home perched above a cul-de-sac six blocks away from the beach in Honolulu's Diamond Head area was built by the current owner's father, a local developer and businessman. And the design, a two-story concrete and steel structure surrounded by rock walls repurposed from a coral rock bed originally on site, comes from the first owner's brother, local architect Howard Wong.
With no major updates, the place retains its original terrazzo flooring, expansive glass walls, purple dumbwaiter in the kitchen, locally sourced Ohia wood cladding, curving interior walls, and so on. The lower level, with its own living area, kitchen, and bathroom, is connected to the main floor through a soaring atrium, which contains a spiral staircase and plenty of vegetation. In true Hawaiian style, the six-bedroom home has lanais, or patios, wrapping around most sides. The property, with sweeping ocean and volcano views, also includes a large pool.
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