Attracting royalty and visitors alike for generations, Nu’uanu Valley is noted for its historical and cultural importance in Hawaii’s history. Close to the ocean, with a natural air conditioning provided by the Koolau Mountains and tropical rains, Nu’uanu Valley is where Queen Emma built a vacation home to escape the hot summers. The favorable weather, tropical vegetation and close proximity to downtown Honolulu make Nu’uanu Valley a sought-after destination.

Historically speaking, the Nu’uanu Pali was one of the few routes across the island. Today, the lush area is one of the most visited sites on the island, offering amazing hiking trails and picturesque scenery. Liana vines, giant bamboo, and Norfolk pines are just a few of the natural elements blanketing the area.

That is why 3169 Kaohinani Drive is such a special home. Located on a verdant hillside in beautiful Nu’uanu valley, this exquisite estate is the epitome of classic modern architecture that both embraces and enhances the surroundings.

Built in 2011, this home offers over 5,500 square feet of luxury living. Glass, concrete, aluminum and steel are used in harmony with natural Burmese Teak, Hickory and other exotic woods found throughout the home.

The thoughtful design both embraces and enhances the surroundings. The impressive 30-foot atrium entrance and dramatic windows showcase the peaceful surroundings of natural, lush tropical plantings, including a grove of 50-foot high Bamboo, 20-foot wide Hilo ferns and an array of beautiful trees.


The master bedroom/bathroom suite features a private lanai with both indoor and outdoor rain showers and luxurious free-standing bathtub. The chef’s kitchen is outfitted with professional appliances, a custom exotic wood island and ten-foot-high Hickory kitchen cabinets.

Meander through exotic gardens and koi ponds and enjoy the outdoor gas fire pit. High tech features including Bose sound and Lutron lighting systems, a security system with indoor/outdoor cameras and motion detectors and keyless entry with fob remotes, all of which add a touch of genius to this incredible modern work of art.


3169 Kaohinani Drive is offered for $7,950,000 by Tracy P. Allen (RA), Coldwell Banker Previews Property Specialist, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties King Street Office.