On the edge of Honolulu’s Kapiolani Park, this Gold Coast custom-built penthouse overlooks the majestic ocean, swaying palm trees and Waikiki’s famous shoreline. Remodeled in 2012, in the Hawaiian Island style, includes rich custom cabinetry of Koa and Mango woods, a fossil stone entry hall, and 24 X 36-inch travertine floor tiles. The kitchen features Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, soapstone countertops (which is nonporous and resistant to bacteria) and a custom glass back-splash that resembles the ocean’s waters. This custom glass also enhances varies doors, windows and shelves throughout the apartment. Enjoy the 3-zone AC on those warm Hawaiian days, or listen to your music of choice from built-in speakers in each room. At days’ end, relax in your Hammered Copper Japanese Soaking tub. Then refresh with your favorite drink and watch Waikiki’s city lights from your 245 square foot ocean lanai.
At the base of Diamond Head is Honolulu’s “Gold Coast,” at the end of Kalakaua Avenue, across from Queen Kapiolani Regional Park. Elegant homes with Asian or Mediterranean architectural styles as well as charming bungalows and contemporary residences contribute to the uniqueness and allure of this cozy neighborhood. The Gold Coast is host to a few hotels, restaurants and private clubs and some of the best ocean- front condos on Oahu. The calm waters at their doorsteps offer exceptional swimming, diving, and several surf breaks.
Queen Kapiolani Regional Park is perfect for walking, jogging, and a variety of activities such as yoga or Tai Chi or tennis and embraces both the Diamond Head and Gold Coast neighborhoods. It is the finish line for the world renowned Honolulu Marathon, site of several ethnic festivals and the place where a variety of parades conclude their pageantry.
In addition to the wealth of activities that the park offers, Diamond Head and Gold Coast residents and their families enjoy the Waikiki Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, the Diamond Head Theater, and the Diamond Head State Monument with its stunning views of the coastline, historic hiking trail, and military history.