Iolani Palace – Honolulu Hawaii

You may not be aware that there is a royal palace in the United States.   Iolani Palace – now a museum once housed Hawaii’s kings and queens.  Have you been?  If not – get inspired via our video.

Iolani Palace was the residence of the royal families from the former Kingdom of Hawaii starting with Kamehameha III (1845) and ending with Queen Lili’uokalani (1893).

The palace has been renovated and is open to the public. Located in Honolulu, this royal palace is now a museum and is open year-round Monday – Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.  You can take a self-guided tour via headsets.  We recommend you purchase tickets in advance during the busy tourist seasons. I’ve been to many palaces around the world and I have to say that the decor in this palace is a bit more laid back and more my style – while still being elegant.

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$8.5 Million Big Island Home Tour

Today’s Hawaiian home tour is of a beautiful Big Island home.  This slide show is to help you glean design inspiration for your home.  Take a look:

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The entrance to this home is a jaw dropper. Aren’t those doors gorgeous?  Overall, the decor is very neutral as they are letting the outdoor plants and views take center stage. It’s hard to compete with mother nature!

Like the decor? I’ve found items for purchase inspired by this Big Island home for sale.

Kapalua Maui Condo Tour

Today’s Hawaiian home tour is of a beautiful Kapalua, Maui condo. I show these to you to get design inspiration for your current home, or one you hope to have someday.

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The decor in this home is mainly shades of brown neutrals.  They have used lots of Asian influences.  With views of that beach, I would never leave.

Here are some items you can purchase inspired by this Hawaii condo for sale.

 

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Kailua, HI Home Tour

It’s been a while since I have spotlighted a Hawaii home.  Let’s look at this Kailua, HI home tour.  This gorgeous home is located on the eastern side of Oahu.  It features an open floor plan.  My favorite room is the bathroom as I love the mix of tiles and the beautiful soaking tub.  Take a look and get some decorating inspiration.

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You can find more info about this Kailua, HI home here.

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Rumor or Fact? Mark Zuckerberg Buys Kahuaina Plantation

Rumor has it that Facebook founder,  Mark Zuckerberg is buying Kahuaina Plantation.  This is a massive estate on Kauai consisting of 357 acres on the north shore.

kahuaina plantationThe purchase price is supposedly $66 million – probably pocket change for him.  🙂 Wow, what a beautiful piece of paradise!

See the article here.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Hawaiian Home is for Sale

If you’re in the home for a luxury estate on Kauai, you’re going to love Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Hawaiian home.  This 7’2″ tall man had extra high doorways and ceilings added which someone  such as myself can appreciate.  I’m actually just a foot shorter than this former NBA star. Jabbar had the home built, but is not the current owner which is Jim Parsons, actor in “The Big Bang Theory.

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The home sits on a 3 acre gated community and is a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home consisting of a whopping 6,000 square feet.  Your guests or a caretaker can stay in the one bedroom carriage house. Of course it has a gorgeous pool and a tennis court. It’s got everything you’d expect in a Hawaiian home including lava rock fireplaces, exotic wood details and amazing ocean views.

View the real estate listing here.

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