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Top Real Estate Transactions 2012

This two-story home on Diamond Head Road was the highest-priced sale on Oahu in 2012. It has two oceanfront cabanas flanking the swimming pool and large spa, plus massage, steam and exercise rooms, a media room, movie theater and wine storage. The 5,828-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 5.5-bath home was built in 2006 on the 18,477-square-foot lot and updated in 2009. Realtor and Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties VP Beth Chang represented both seller and buyer in the transaction.


This 2,153-square-foot, 3-bedroom, 3-bath home on Diamond Head, with separate one-bedroom cottage, sold for $1.785 million in 2012. The home, built in 1952 and remodeled most recently in 2006, features hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, granite wrap-around countertops and a custom copper hood in the kitchen. Tracy P. Allen of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties was the listing agent; Bryn Kaufman of Hawaii Homes International – No. 5 on the Top 100 Realtors – represented the buyers.


This Koko Kai home with expansive views of Maunalua Bay and Diamond Head sold for $2.305 million in 2012. The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath home with in-ground swimming pool sits on a level, elevated 11,000-square-foot parcel at the end of a cul-de-sac. Listing agent was Myron N. Kiriu of Prudential Advantage Realty – ranked 2nd on the Top 100 sales list and 1st on the transactions list – and the buyers’ agent was Dolores Bediones of Prudential Locations.



This home designed by Warren Sunnland, called Hale o Ke Kai Hulali, sold for $14.2 million (including furnishings), the highest price paid last year on Hawaii Island. It sits on a 27,235-square-foot property and features lava rock walls, a double-pitched Hawaiian-style roof, salt-water infinity swimming pool, lava shower and courtyard with freshwater pond and streams. The 4-bedroom, 4-bath home has 7,045 square feet under cover, including 5,357 square feet of interior living space. Listing agent was Robert Kildow of Hualalai Realty, No. 1 on our Top 100 Realtors list; the buyers represented themselves, working with Thomas Loratta, another Hualalai Realty agent.


This 27,588-square-foot oceanfront property on Keawakapu Beach in Kihei sold for $23 million – the highest price paid in Hawaii during 2012. The 6,491-square-foot home has 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms. Two agents from Coldwell Banker Island Properties–Shops at Wailea handled the sale: Meghan Clair was the listing agent and Damien Zanolini represented the buyer.


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