Honolulu features many modern and luxurious condominiums, but few can offer the extraordinary lifestyle of 3019 Kalakaua. This 14-story oceanfront tower nestles against historic gingerbread homes along the Gold Coast, Hawaii’s most exclusive coastline, backed by a vast parkland and the dramatic peak of Diamond Head. With only one apartment per floor and panoramic views, 3019 Kalakaua is the ultimate hideaway.
Like most of the properties along this prized shoreline, 3019 Kalakaua offers few amenities other than parking and secured entry; instead, the spectacular setting is the playground. This sunny landscape has long been favored by Native Hawaiians as well as Westerners, and once was dotted with Hawaiian temples. Development of the park and coastline began in the late 1800s. After the construction of its Gold Coast condos in the 1950s and 1960s, the area was designated preservation land.
3019 Kalakaua overlooks the ocean and two of the city’s best, yet least crowded, surf spots. In the winter months, residents can count whales from their balconies. 3019 Kalakaua is also across from Kapiolani Park, where wild parakeets flit among the foliage and neighbors walk their dogs. The park is also home to tennis courts, an aquarium, a zoo, a concert amphitheater, and cultural and sporting events. The members-only Elks Club and Outrigger Canoe Club, as well as two boutique hotels, two fashionable beaches and three top-end restaurants, are part of the Gold Coast cluster of properties, and only a three-minute walk away. Central Waikiki is only a 10-minute walk away along the beachfront.
Built in 1961, this slender fee-simple mid-rise features some of the Gold Coast’s largest units, with arguably the most privacy. Each occupying an entire floor, with 2,500 square feet and a balcony, these two-bedroom, two-bath apartments offer direct views of both the oceanfront and park. Pets are welcome with approval.