3056 Kalakaua (DH)
A favorite Gold Coast condo of those in the know, 3056 Kalakaua is one of this oceanfront enclave’s most “settle in and stay” buildings, with a particularly high owner-occupancy rate. Its desirable Honolulu location, spacious apartments and quaint neighborhood setting make it the perfect home.
Honolulu’s Gold Coast is prime real estate—at the foot of the iconic Diamond Head Crater, framed by the vast Kapiolani Park and exclusive estates of Diamond Head, and fronted by the ocean. 3056 Kalakaua is just across the street from the waterfront, and its units offer mostly unobstructed views of the ocean as well as of Diamond Head and the park. It nestles among the neighborhood’s historic beach bungalows, which gives the petite mid-rise a homey feel.
Like most of the properties along this prized shoreline, 3056 Kalakaua offers few amenities other than parking, a recreation area and secured entry; instead, the spectacular setting is the playground. Only a block away, Kapiolani Park is home to tennis courts, an aquarium, a zoo, a concert amphitheater, and cultural and sporting events. Within two blocks, residents reach the members-only Elks Club and Outrigger Canoe Club, two boutique hotels, two fashionable beaches and three top-end restaurants. Central Waikiki is only a 10-minute walk away along the beachfront.
Built in 1968, 3056 Kalakaua was one of the Gold Coast’s last condos built before the area was designated preservation land. The building stands only nine stories high and includes 16 units, or two units per floor (the main floor is the lobby). All units are two-bedroom, two-bath configurations with between 1,012 and 1,399 square feet of space; balconies add an additional 390 feet. Pets are welcome upon approval.