Some History of Waialae-Kahala by Mark E. Buck, Realtor
Historic Home in Kahala (MLS # 202010716) Built in 1939
Waialae Kahala today encompasses what once was old Kahala, the makai area of Kahala Avenue up to Farmer’s Road and bordered by Kealaolu Ave, Hunakai Street, and Black Point. The older homes there were built mostly in the 20s and 30s. The newer area called Waialae Kahala was farms, forests, and dairies above Farmer’s Road (hence the name) After the War and into the 1950s the farms made way to the newer subdivisions. They were built is phases over about 15 years.
A more contemporary home (MLS # 201935405) on Farmers Road
It is interesting to note that all of Kahala and Waialae Kahala were Leasehold properties at the time. The remained Leasehold until Bishop Estate was forced to sell under the Leasehold Condemnation Law. Most of the properties converted gradually to where it is now a fee simple neighborhood.
There is a variance in lot sizes from the larger 1 acre plus waterfront estates to interior lots that range from 7,500 to a little over 10,000 square feet. The prices vary even more, as many of the older homes were sold and made way for much larger and modern homes.
Sales in the last year have ranged from $1,300,000 to $7,200,000 with available listings ranging from $1,595,000 to $25,000,000.