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3035 Baldwin Avenue Details

“The details are not the details. They make the design.”-Charles Eames

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to look at a lot of properties throughout all corners of Maui. I have seen a number of beautiful homes. Some are distinguished for their views, some for their architecture, some for their setting and some for all of the above. 3035 Baldwin Avenue in Makawao is one that fits the all of the above category. That said, today I wanted to hone in on the details of the property. 3035 Baldwin is the type of home where you notice something new each time you visit. The photos below capture some of the details that you might miss on a quick visit.

stainless steel circles 3035 Baldwin
The stainless steel circles in this railing are ubiquitous throughout the property. You see them at the front gate, you see them used for railings. They are used in the kitchen and bathrooms. The amazing thing is that the owner individually welded all of the circles together. There are over 2,000 on the property.

3035 fire pit cistern
3035 Baldwin was part of the old Kaluanui Estate. An old cistern next to the main house was converted to a firepit. A great place to watch the sunset as day turns to night in Upcountry Maui and stars begin to blanket the skies.

a trellis is reflected in the circular window
Circles are a feature seen throughout the design of the house. This portal window reflects a trellis outside the master bedroom. The siding is also noteworthy. Rather than just using linear shakes on the exterior. The shakes are in a wave like pattern.

Blue Door at 3035 Baldwin
The circle theme carried over into this blue door down by the garage.

3035 sculpture
A sculpture outside the main home.

Jalousie window mechanism 3035 Jalousie or louvre windows are popular in tropical architecture. They can let in breezes while keeping out moisture. This home has oversized jalousies. The owner designed and built the mechanics to open and close these large jalousies. The end result is beautiful, durable and very functional.

3035 japanese tub spigot
The Japanese soaking tub outside the master suite uses as bamboo spigot that is turned on and off by a faucet made from a stack of river rocks.

These are just some of the eye catching design features around the home. Check out the youtube video below to see more details of the property.

This property is offered for $6,900,000. For a big picture view of the property, check out the Maui Haven Website. Qualified buyers may contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange an exclusive preview.

Direct Oceanfront Two Bedroom at Paki Maui

Are views at the top of the list in your condo search? Then Paki Maui 105 should be on your list of Maui condos to view. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath ground floor condo in Honokowai has million dollar views of the Pacific and the neighboring islands of Molokai and Lanai. During the winter months, the odds are good that you will be able to watch whales while sipping your morning coffee on the lanai. The condo is currently used as a vacation rental with a strong history of bookings. Keep it in the rental program or just keep it for personal use.

Honokowai is a quiet area of West Maui with mostly low rise condominiums. Paki Maui is within walking distance of the Honokowai Farmer’s market and a variety of shops.

Tables on the lanai Paki Maui 105

The view from the edge of the lanai at Paki Maui 105

Views looking out from the living room towards the ocean from Paki Maui

Looking out over the ocean at Paki Maui

aerial views of Paki Maui

Paki Maui 105 is offered for $849,000. Check out the Paki Maui 105 listing page for additional photos and details. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a showing.

Dine out for Hospice Maui November 15, 2016

Restaurants around the island will be donating a portion of their sales to Hospice Maui on Tuesday November 15, 2016. Hospice Maui has been providing compassionate end of life care for 35 years. They are nearing the final stages of construction on a new five bed hale near the hospital. Hospice Maui also continue to need donations for the support and services that they provide that are not covered by insurance. If you are thinking of eating out tomorrow or even if you weren’t thinking of eating out, head to one of the restaurants below for a good meal and to support quality end of life care on Maui.

Upcountry and North Shore
Casanova Italian Restaurant
Colleen’s at the Cannery
Flatbread Company Paia
Kula Bistro
Market Fresh Bistro

South Maui
Five Palms Restaurant
Coconut’s Fish Cafe
Humuhumunukunukuapua’a
KO at the Fairmont Kea Lani
Longhi’s Wailea
Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman
Monsoon India
Mulligans on the Blue
Pita Paradise Wailea
The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

West Maui
Frida’s Mexican Beach House
Honu Seafood and Pizza
Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop
Longhi’s Lahaina
Mala an Ocean Tavern
Maui Brewing Company Kahana Brewpub
Merriman’s Kapalua
Roy’s Ka’anapali
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

Central Maui
Aria’s Restaurant and Catering
Bistro Casanova
Brigit and Bernard’s Garden Cafe
Da Kitchen Cafe
McDonald’s Dairy Road
McDonald’s Kahului
The Mill House
Zing Maui


Upgraded Ohia at Kehalani

Maui Real Estate Team agents Tina and Angelynn Bair have a beautiful new listing in the Ohia at Kehalani subdivision. The three bedroom, two and a half bath home has 1,766 square feet of living space with 268 square feet of covered lanai and an additional 324 square feet of uncovered lanai. The 12 year old home was built with a lot of upgrades including tuscan travertine floors and central air conditioning. The seller recently installed all new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.

The home offers inviting outdoor living spaces. The large second floor covered lanai has beautiful views of Haleakala. It is a relaxing space for morning coffee and watching the sun rise. The back yard lanai is a nice place for back yard barbecues. There is also a hot tub for relaxing star light soaks. The well landscaped yard is irrigated to keep things lush throughout the year.

ohia at kehalani front of the property

views towards Haleakala from a lanai at an ohia at kehalani home

living room of ohia at kehalani

Ohia at Kehalani back yard hot tub

Ohia at Kehalani offers a convenient Central Maui location. It is just minutes from downtown Wailuku. Wailuku offers coffee shops, restaurants and the popular First Friday town party. Maui Memorial Hospital and other medical facilities are located close by. You are also within a five minute drive of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, movie theaters and more. Being centrally located in Wailuku, the home is also within a 20 minute drive of beaches along the North Shore, South Maui and West Maui coastlines.

This home is offered for sale for $715,000. Check out the 19 Kapalia Place Listing page for more photos and details. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to talk to someone about the property or to arrange for a showing.


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Deluxe Wailea Ekolu

Wailea Ekolu 1604 is a gorgeously remodeled, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the heart of a world renowned destination resort. This condo went through a comprehensive remodel in 2011 with finishing and furnishings selected by a professional designer. Changes made include new tile floors, updated bathrooms, whitewashing the vaulted ceiling and all new furnishings. The kitchen remodel included new cabinetry, new granite counters and new stainless steel appliances.

This home has been a comfortable refuge for the owners while serving as a strong vacation rental property when they are off island. Ekolu 1604 gets great reviews from guests.

wailea ekolu kitchen

wailea ekolu living room

wailea ekolu living room

wailea ekolu bathroom

wailea ekolu master bedroom

wailea ekolu entry

Wailea Ekolu offers two pools and a club house. Top beaches like Wailea Beach and Ulua Beach are within walking distance. It is a short walk to great restaurants like Capische, Ka’ana Kitchen, Morimoto Maui, Spago and more. The shops at Wailea are also a short walk from the condo. Golfers will appreciate that Wailea Ekolu backs up on to the Wailea Blue Course. Wailea has two more golf courses within a short drive.

This turnkey condo is offered for sale for $885,000. This condo is a great option for buyers looking for a Wailea getaway, a well performing vacation rental or a little bit of both. Check out the Ekolu 1604 listing page for additional photos and details on the property. 3D tour of Wailea Ekolu 1604. It is almost as good as being there in person.

Keonekai Villages 14-103, A Case Study for Buying vs Renting

Rents are rising on Maui. Borrowing costs remain low. In this type of market, a place like Keonekai Villages 14-103 is a compelling buy if you have money set aside for a down payment.

Keonekai Villages 14-103 is listed for $257,000. With 5% down at an interest rate of 3.92%, monthly mortgage payments are $1,154 a month. The current maintenance fee is $274 a month. That includes, water, trash, refuse and basic cable. Insurance would run roughly $300-$350 a year or $25 to $29.17 per month. That comes to $1,457.17 per month. Other expenses would include electricity, Internet and property taxes. The current owner is paying a $1,694 in property taxes annually. If you are a Maui Resident who paid local taxes in 2015, you could be eligible for a lower homeowner tax rate as long as you file for the new rate before the end of the year. With exemptions, your taxes would be $500 or less. I searched Craigslist to see if I could find any rentals in Keonekai Villages that might be comparable. The only recent listing I could find was asking $1,600 a month plus electricity. A Maui resident paying homeowner tax rates would be paying less to own the condo than the cost to rent.

The living area at a Keonekai Villages

Keonekai Village is just a couple of blocks from the Kamaole Beach Parks

Keonekai Villages 14-103 isn’t just a case study for buying, it also offers a great location. It is situated within a few blocks of the Kamaole II and III Beach Parks. These are some of the best swimming and snorkeling spots in South Kihei. Shops and restaurants are also within walking distance of Keonekai. The beaches and amenities of Wailea and Makena are anywhere from two to ten minutes drive.

Check out the Keonekai Villages 14-103 listing page for more photos and details on this property. Contact The Maui Real Estate Team if you are ready to own your own place and stop renting.

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