With the weather getting warmer, perhaps you're thinking about a visit to the lake or the local pool with the week coming to an end.  If not, check out this ultra luxury home located on the beach near Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu, Hawaii — it'll get you thinking.  Earlier this year, the home was featured in the Honolulu Star Bulletin and described as being for sale for $6,680,000, but it's now listed at $5,988,000. 


The 4,800 square-foot home — a speculative project of Longhouse Development, LLC and Long & Associates Architects — is located on 3927 Kahala Avenue.  Its most noticeable green element is on the roof, the 4.6 kW solar photovoltaic array. 

Other green aspects include energy efficient appliances, bamboo flooring, low-flow water fixtures, low-water landscaping, low-VOC paints, CFL lighting, FSC wood doors and cabinets, and an integrated solar hot water heater. 

A 1950s home was deconstructed to make room for this new green home, which also has a wine room, pool, and open lanai area.  On top of that, the purchaser will end up with fee simple title to both the land and LEED Gold certification. 






Photo credits: Long & Associates; Choi International