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Launiu is a proposed luxury condo development in Ward Village.
Ward Village, an award-winning master-planned community in Kakaako, has defined urban island living in Hawaii. Ward Village has successfully combined Hawaii's unique history and culture with modern design to create architectural masterpieces comprised of upscale amenities and a diverse offering of condo residences. The community appeals to indoor-outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and stages of life and attracts locals and visitors alike with its unique shops, restaurants, entertainment, and activities. View Listings
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Launiu is a proposed luxury condo development in Ward Village.
Ward Village's 10th tower will have unobstructed ocean views.
This 41-story luxury residence will feature 41 floors with 545 units.
A reserved housing development surrounded by green space.
Koula, known for fusing luxury and nature, is Ward Village's 6th tower.
‘A‘ali‘i was intelligently designed to simplify urban living.
Inspired by Victoria Ward's vision of a lively family estate.
A mixed-use tower with Whole Foods Market on the 1st floor.
A well-designed luxury tower with an expansive amenity deck.
Ke Kilohana is a 43-story, 424-unit condo off of Ward Ave.
A skyscraper architectural marvel, Waiea is elevating luxury.
In the heart of Honolulu between downtown and Waikiki, lies the master-planned upscale community of Ward Village. The renowned mastermind behind the project is The Howard Hughes Corporation (also known for developing Columbia, Maryland, and Bridgeland, Texas), and they promise this oceanfront 60-acre property will become the new center of Oahu.
For entertainment, Ward Village offers fun festivals, public art, and yoga in the park. They also have a range of gathering spaces that embrace the Hawaiian culture, and Ward Village’s proximity to some of the world’s best surf spots and breathtaking parks adds to its appeal. Retail includes Whole Foods, T.J. Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, and locally owned businesses, like Salvage Public and Cameron Hawaii, in the South Shore Market. The diversity of restaurants offers options for every kind of eater, including upscale Nobu, Merriman’s, Piggy Smalls, and family-friendly Buca di Beppo.
With many condominium buildings and new shops now complete in Ward Village and with more to soon be added to the already popular neighborhood, you may be wondering, ‘Which condo at Ward Village is right for me?’
Before we get to a breakdown of each of the unique, desirable residences, know that each building has been or is being constructed with sustainability at the forefront. Ward Village is the United States’ largest Platinum LEED-certified neighborhood development with modern building designs curated by internationally acclaimed architects and designers. In fact, Architectural Digest named Ward Village the best master-planned community in America. Whichever condo building you choose, you will feel a sense of sustainability and community in the articulately planned Ward Village.
There will eventually be a total of 16 different residential towers in Ward Village. As of January of 2023, Ward Village has announced only 10 residential towers.
The 10th and newest proposed tower as part of Ward Village is expected to be high-end and luxurious. Being that it's located on the front row of Pacific Ocean on Ward Ave. and Ala Moana Boulevard, the views will be unbeatable.
Kalae has several amenities that no other tower in Ward Village has including an Owner's lounge and 4 courtyards on the ground floor to enjoy with your guests. Similar to other front-row Ward Village developments, Kalae will have amazing views of Diamond Head, Ala Moana beach, and Kewalo Basin Harbor. Some of the units will include Juliet balconies similar to the Park at Ward Village.
One of two upcoming residential towers recently announced by the Howard Hughes Corporation, Ulana at Ward Village is an exciting new development arriving soon to the urban neighborhood. Part of the next phase of Howard Hughes’ 60-acre masterplan for Ward, Ulana is a high-rise condominium with 697 homes on the block bordered by Auahi, Kamani and Pohukaina Streets. Ulana at Ward Village promises to offer expansive green spaces serving as an extension of the island-inspired homes.
Ulana Ward Village offers only reserved housing, meaning you'll get the amenities, features, services, and location all for a lesser cost than other units in Ward Village. While there are many restrictions around reserved housing, if you're a first-time homebuyer and want to live in the hottest spot on Oahu, Ulana Ward Village is perfect. As of 12/2022, there are still studio available.
The eighth luxury high-rise condominium in Ward Village, The Park Ward Village will be built on the west side of Central Plaza Victoria Ward Park which was once occupied by the old Sports Authority building. It will be minutes away from Ala Moana Beach Park, and condo are expected to be inspired by mid-century design and urban-island lifestyles. Designed by international architecture firm Solomon Cordwell and Buenz, sales are 90% complete. There studios, 1 bedrooms, and limited 2- and 3-bedrooms left.
The Park Ward Village aims to elevate 60-acres of the neighborhood with more pedestrian-friendly streets, public parks, affordable living streets and local retail stores. The difference at The Park Ward Village comes down to the right combination of privacy, views, price, and active street scene. As of 12/22, there are studios, one bedrooms, a two bedroom, and three bedrooms residences available.
Inspired by Victoria Ward’s legacy in developing her family estate in the area, these upscale residences have front-row views to the Pacific Ocean. Lush gardens, three pools, and two levels of amenities add to the club-inspired lifestyle.
If you want a front-row location on Ala Moana Boulevard, this private residential condominium building might be for you. What makes Victoria Place unique is that it does not have commercial space. Instead, the building boasts amenities on levels one and five along with the Palm Garden, providing an outdoor sanctuary for homeowners. The residential units are larger than most other Ward Village buildings and offer the finest of finishes. Victoria Place is a timeless building with the most luxurious amenities, high-end appliances, and beautiful views. It is also one of the higher-priced buildings in Ward Village.
Named and designed after the red sugar cane, this nature-inspired building was crafted by Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects and is located in the heart of Victoria Ward Park. Ko‘ula has the amenities and location along with high-quality craftmanship to offer future residents a hip, resort-like lifestyle in the center of Ward Village.
If you are active and inspired by nature, wanting quality craftsmanship and all the resort-like amenities available in the upper-end Ward Village buildings, then Kō‘ula might be right for you. The building is great for families and dog-owners as well as busy professionals. There are plenty of spaces for socialization and the lanais in most of the units offer another area to enjoy Hawai’i’s beautiful views and time together with loved ones. Studios and one bedrooms are available.
‘A‘ali‘i is the name of a steadfast indigenous shrub that once thrived in the current Ward Village area when Victoria Ward, a descendent of Hawaiian royalty (ali’i), and her family called the community home. While honoring the past and Hawai’i’s natural beauty in its name, ‘A‘ali‘i’s smart design aims to exemplify the best of a modern, urban lifestyle.
‘A‘ali‘i is considered the densest building in the Ward Village community, and it will also be located right next to the planned Honolulu Rail station. The residential units have quality finishes and appliances and the ultra-hip Lanai 42 Sky Deck on the rooftop ensures plenty of space to live and play. If you want to live in hip Ward Village, being at the heart of all the eateries and in proximity to Ward Village Entertainment Center, then ‘A‘ali‘i might be right for you. A studio, one bedrooms, and a two bedroom are available for sale. The units come fully furnished.
The flagship building of Ward Village, Waiea, was designed by award-winning Vancouver-based architect James K. M. Cheng and hosts the high-end eatery, Nobu. Located on Ala Moana Boulevard, Waiea has sweeping views of Kewalo Harbor as well as the sunrise and sunset. Inspired by the water with curved architecture, Waiea is the essence of grace and grandeur and the pinnacle of luxury living in Honolulu.
If you want privacy, space, and unparalleled urban amenities, then Waiea might be right for you. The most expensive condominiums on Oahu were sold from this building, demonstrating the essence of luxury and high-end lifestyle that Waiea accommodates. Every available amenity, including 24/7 concierge and valet parking, as well as the Michelin-starred Nobu restaurant, are at the fingertips of the few lucky residents of the Waiea building in Ward Village.
Potential buyers to Waiea should note that a lawsuit was filed in 2019 by property owners stating there were many construction defects in this building. Some of the named construction defects include loud noise from the window wall assemblies, corrosion in the swimming pool and spa, premature weathering on the exteriors, and cracks in the concrete parking garage. In January 2021, the Howard Hughes Corporation announced that they intended to pay an estimated $114.5 million to repair the long list of problems reported in Waiea.
The rolling glass façade and iconic glass-bottom pool of Anaha evoke the light reflecting off the waves of the nearby Pacific Ocean. Designed by Chicago-based architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Anaha offers a range of options – both in amenities and in residential units – in the heart of Ward Village.
Completed after Waiea, Anaha also offers the essence of luxury living in the heart of Ward Village. Its range of options from studios to penthouse suites can accommodate any lifestyle. And with keiki play areas as well as a dog park, this pet-friendly building is great for all types of parents. If you want high-end finishes with the utmost convenience in the center of Ward Village, Anaha might be right for you.
Ae‘o is the name of a Hawaiian stilt bird, connecting Hawaiian wildlife from the past and present to the future beauty of Ae‘o’s neighborhood. With exceptional amenities and thoughtfully designed architecture by award-winning firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, this Ward Village building offered lower-priced residential units while keeping the high-end luxury quality that Howard Hughes Corporation’s Ward Village neighborhood is known for.
Ae‘o offers the convenience of urban living in a modern building with an array of amenities. Ae‘o is the essence of the transforming neighborhood of Ward Village – walkability, modern residences, island lifestyle and views, and entertainment galore – making Ae‘o a great place to relax or gather with friends and family. If you are looking for a building that offers entry-level pricing with high-end amenities and finishes while being located perfectly in Ward Village, Ae‘o might be right for you.
With sophisticated style and unique amenities, like two signature sky lanais and areas for business, keiki, dogs, and play, Ke Kilohana was designed to fit locals’ lifestyles. Ke Kilohana offered Ward Village’s affordably priced residences along with market-priced units. Reserved homes were priced for local families with incomes between 100 and 140 percent of Oahu’s annual median income.
Ke Kilohana exudes the modern, urban lifestyle. From Ke Kilohana, walk down the street to watch a movie at Ward Entertainment Center. Cross Ala Moana Boulevard to surf or play tennis Ala Moana Beach Park or Kewalo Harbor. Walk a quick five blocks to see a show at the Blaisdell Center. Or explore the 100+ shops, boutiques, and restaurants nearby. If you want to be located in trendy Ward Village and also near the soon-to-come Honolulu Rail, the more affordably priced Ke Kilohana building might be right for you.
Potential buyers to Ke Kilohana should note that the Ke Kilohana board filed lawsuits against the Howard Hughes Corporation for a 50% or more increase in monthly maintenance costs since the opening of the building in 2019. When the units were sold, Ke Kilohana estimated that maintenance fees would be about $270 for one-bedroom units, $400 for two-bedroom condos, and $525 for most three-bedroom units; however, in early 2020, maintenance fees were raised between $150 to $300 monthly to cover operating expenses. The owners also claimed that their parking lots were smaller than the building standards.
After reading about the many housing options and amenities in one of Oahu’s most exciting neighborhoods, you may be wondering if Ward Village is right for you. To help with answering this question, let’s discover Ward Village’s history.
Who was Victoria Ward? Victoria Ward was born in 1846 to James Robinson and Kaikilani. She grew up in a fairly affluent family, learning Hawaiian and English and living in what is now downtown Honolulu. In 1865 she became engaged to CP Ward, who worked at the Royal Customs House and was involved in a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors. In 1882, the young couple would embark on a business deal together: purchasing 100 acres of land that stretched from Thomas Square to the sea, encompassing much of present-day Kakaako and Ward Village.
They would build their elaborate home, Old Plantation, where the Blaisdell Center is now located, with the same architects as Iolani Palace. Their land would host horses and chickens, a fish pond fed by a freshwater stream, coconut trees, and taro fields. Upon the unexpected passing of Victoria’s husband in 1882, she arduously and creatively continued the operations of Old Plantation while also caring for their seven daughters. She successfully sold produce, livestock, and salt in bustling Honolulu.
When the Hawaiian Monarchy was overthrown in the 1890s, Victoria became an outspoken supporter of her friend Queen Lili‘uokalani, even forbidding the speaking of English in her presence. Victoria passed away in 1935 with the Hawaiian flag draped from the four corners of her bedpost. Her daughters managed the land under Victoria Ward Ltd., until they all passed in the 1950s.
Victoria Ward left a legacy of entrepreneurship as well as a love for Hawai’i and its people. The new Ward Village continues with her legacy. If you want to live in one of Oahu’s newest neighborhoods that aspire to evoke the best of the past, the present, and the future, Ward Village might be right for you.
|Waiea - 1118 Ala Moana #2405||active||2 bed||2 bath||$2,500,000||2||Fee Simple|
|Anaha - 1108 Auahi #513||active||1 bed||1 bath||$1,001,000||4||Fee Simple|
|Aalii #3600||active||1 bed||1 bath||$1,050,000||10||Fee Simple|
|Ae'o #4013||active||1 bed||1 bath||$915,000||10||Fee Simple|
|WAIEA - 1118 Ala Moana #Villa-10||active||4 bed||5 bath||$5,500,000||10||Fee Simple|
|Waiea - 1118 Ala Moana #2505||active||2 bed||2 bath||$2,650,000||19||Fee Simple|
|Ae'o #1711||active||Studio||1 bath||$618,888||23||Fee Simple|
|Koula #2707||active||2 bed||2 bath||$1,658,800||25||Fee Simple|
|Ae'o #3500||active||3 bed||3 bath||$2,100,000||26||Fee Simple|
|Aalii #3204||active||1 bed||1 bath||$858,000||32||Fee Simple|
|Anaha - 1108 Auahi #2300||active||3 bed||4 bath||$4,100,000||32||Fee Simple|
|Ae'o #2212||active||2 bed||2 bath||$1,350,000||32||Fee Simple|
|Waiea - 1118 Ala Moana #2403||active||1 bed||2 bath||$1,950,000||32||Fee Simple|
|Koula #3708||active||1 bed||1 bath||$1,375,000||37||Fee Simple|
|Ulana Ward Village #1303||active||Studio||1 bath||$330,300||40||Fee Simple|
|Ulana Ward Village #1209||active||Studio||1 bath||$326,000||41||Fee Simple|
|Koula #2106||active||1 bed||1 bath||$1,025,000||41||Fee Simple|
|Koula #3303||active||1 bed||1 bath||$998,000||41||Fee Simple|
|Waiea - 1118 Ala Moana #2003||active||1 bed||2 bath||$1,899,000||44||Fee Simple|
|Aalii #721||active||Studio||1 bath||$575,000||44||Fee Simple|