Thursday, July 15, 2010

Humble Abodes

I was curious to see what a million dollars buys you on Oahu, and after some quick research on, I wasn't really shocked. But I thought I'd play "realtor" and give you a virtual tour, in case you were looking for a vacation home.

This first house is located in Haleiwa, an adorable historic surfing town, boasts over 2100 sq. ft., has beautiful wood floors, with updated bathrooms, and an ocean view! It's listed for $1.4 million. Not too shabby!

(all photos courtesy of

There's the ocean view!

Open floor plan

This second house is actually a condo, located in the prestigious and desirable Diamond-Head area. This 900 sq. ft. unit's best feature is the view. Even the most mundane of tasks - like folding piles of laundry - would be a relaxing meditation.

Nice-sized bathroom
Pretty kitchen with marble counter tops....

...but where's the bedroom, you ask? It's in the living room, of course!

I don't know why they don't call this a studio! It's completely unrealistic for anyone with a child, or a dog. We'll have to pass on this one. Good thing, too, since we don't have $998,000 lying around.

This third one is considered a Town Home/Row Home and it's located in the same area, Diamond Head. It's a little more spacious: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and over 3,500 square feet!

The view is amazing, but if I lived here, I'd constantly complain about the kitchen, the carpet, the gold mirrors, and even the tile in the bedroom. I know, it's ON the beach, but whatever. Next!

We're still in the Diamond Head area for this next home. 3 stories, swimming pool, and ocean and sunset views (although no pictures of these are provided). Here are the pictures we can see:

I love the kitchen, but I would decorate it differently. If someone wants to buy it for me, as is, though, I wouldn't object!

And finally, if you are the Duggars, the Gosselins, the 9 by Design family, or a person who just likes to clean all day, here is an 11-bedroom home for you. Yes, you read that correctly. 11 BED-rooms.

It's 3,200 square feet, has 6 full baths, 3 open parking spaces, and has a "hill/mountain view"

Curiously, these are the only 2 pictures shown. So I'd be a little wary.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour. I'll keep researching...



  1. Did you see how huge/massive that TV was in that 3 story house? Not much cooking would be going on if I had a tv that big in my kitchen! And that 11 story bedroom sure would be nice rent out to have 10 couples/families all come stay and vacation there :-)

  2. It's not uncommon for several generations to live under one roof - I guess this house is an example of that. My co-worker said that 16 people live in the house next door to hers!


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