If you’re visiting the Kahala neighborhood of Honolulu, you don’t have to go far to find the regal mansions and architectural grandeur making up Aukai Avenue – one of the city’s most sought-after streets. Quietly brimming with vibes reminiscent of old Hawaii but re-imagined for modern living, the homes in this neighborhood ask for a certain level of refinement when it comes to design.

This charming entertainer’s paradise manages to achieve that to a daring degree. The interiors encompass five bedrooms and five baths, artfully mixing traditional finishes and sophisticated modern elements. As far as we’re concerned, it’s a harmonious combination of old and new.

The room that reflects this balance beautifully is the living room. Flanked by tall doorways and sleek ceilings, this space mimics the amplitude and openness you will find outdoors. Contemporary furnishes, wooden floors and walls of glass further add to the living room’s atmosphere of sophisticated glamour.


Clean lines with views extending back to the dining room create a contemporary feel, while high ceilings and wide, expansive doorways expand each room and fill it with natural light. An equally alluring kitchen with top-of-the line appliances and white cabinetry make whipping up delicious creations a breeze.



Infusing mother nature’s beauty and breezes into the living spaces, the charming brick courtyard allows for a peaceful brunch setting complimented by a colorful backdrop of natural beauty.


And we can’t forget about the home’s master bedroom and bathroom that bring all these elements together in relaxing and attractive spaces.



This is one modern twist on traditional we can get behind: it manages to be both beautiful and practical.

Oh, and did we mention incredibly chic?

4816 Aukai Avenue is listed at $4,850,000 by Laurie Chang Murphy of Coldwell Banker Kahala.