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Ward Village's 10th tower will have unobstructed ocean views.
The Launiu in Ward Village is a proposed luxury mixed-use condominium tower that will be located on the corner of Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard. The 11th tower in Ward Village will include a podium and a tower with 40 floors, a combined total of 486 condos, 21,726 sqft. of commercial and retail space, and 78,310 sqft. of recreational space. Inquire Now
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The Launiu's name was inspired by its unique location, serving as the west gateway entrance to Ward Village. "Launiu" in Hawaiian means coconut leaf, so the development's name gives a nod to coconut groves in Hawaii and what they provide - shade and serenity.
The tower's design draws clear inspiration from the mid-century coastal architecture found on the Gold Coast of Waikiki. It boasts a bespoke material palette, lush landscaping, sculptural hardscape elements, ample sidewalks, and public art. The development will also seamlessly integrate with the surrounding area incorporating pedestrian-oriented streetscapes. The lanais extend out in a curvy wave-like fashion giving the building a distinct shape when viewing it from afar.
Launiu's architect is Arquitectonica where interior design will be done by ODADA and the landscaping by VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture. This will be Arquitectonica's first development project in Hawaii.
Launiu at Ward Village will be developed in Land Block 5 of the Pauahi neighborhood, on the ewa corner of Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard, directly next to the future Ka Lai O Kukuluaeo Park and diagonally across the street from Kalae and Ulana Ward Village. Launiu Ward Village is considered a front-row condo development so it'll have clear views of the ocean and Diamond Head, however, it's not directly across the street from the beach - it's more diagonally across from Kewalo Harbor. The other front-row condos in Ward Village are Kalae, Waiea, and Victoria Place - all luxury developments.
The Launiu will offer a suite of high-end amenities on both the 1st and 7th floors.
As you can see below, the 7th-floor amenity deck will include a resort pool, lap pool, big hot tubs, a lawn area, and a palm deck where residents will enjoy clear views of Diamond Head, sunsets, and the surf. Other notable amenities include an Owner's lounge (it feels similar to Halekulani's ambiance), event rooms designed to be an extension of your home, large private BBQ beach and sunset cabanas, a fitness studio, several multi-purpose rooms, a dog run, and kitchen.
On the ground floor, you'll find bike and surfboard storage, a porte cochere, masterfully done landscaping, and retail stores facing Ala Moana Blvd.
It's important to note that Launiu's amenity deck is situated one floor above its neighboring buildings, Kalae and Alia. You'll enjoy elevated views of Diamond Head and the Harbor.
The unit mix will include 141 studios, 137 1-bedrooms, 143 2-bedrooms, and 65 3-bedrooms. Most of the studios and guest suites will be inside the Podium, while the 40-floor tower will have 4 one-bedrooms, 4 two-bedrooms, 2 studios, and 2 three-bedrooms on each floor. The 2- and 3-bedroom condos will be faced towards Diamond Head and the ocean and include large lanais. The podium will include exactly 90 residences while the tower will include 396.
No individual floor plans have been released yet, but you can register below to receive the latest updates. You can see the floor plate for the tower below. It's interesting to point out that only 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom residences will have lanais and views of Diamond Head. Residences with sunset views will have Juliet balconies.
|0 *||3||1,677 sqft|
|2 *||1||1,630 sqft|
|4 *||2||1,219 sqft|
|6 *||2||1,217 sqft|
* View of Diamond Head and the ocean.
The living area of Podium residences will range from 458 sqft to 494 sqft for studios, 812 sqft for 1-bedrooms, and 1,013 sqft to 1,148 sqft for 2 bedrooms.
Although we don't have the exact pricing yet, we know that Launiu is a luxury condo and is the last front-row development in Ward Village that will offer an expansive price range. We know this because Launiu has family-friendly amenities and more studios compared to other front-row developments. We expect prices to range from $700k to $1M for studios, $1M to $1.8M for 1-bedrooms from, $2M to $2.8M for 2-bedrooms, and 3-bedrooms should start around $3.5M and go up from there.
There will be no reserved housing at Launiu. Launiu at Ward Village is anticipated to start sales in January or February of 2024 (rumor has it that a showroom will be opened to the public at this time) and commence construction in late 2024. We're estimating 2026-27 for completion.
The surrounding neighborhood of Ward Village includes over 2,500 residences and 40 restaurants, cafes, and entertainment venues, along with 44 retail shops and 52 specialized neighborhood services. It truly is a planned urban coastal masterpiece designed to connect communities via public spaces.
While The Launiu will be located on the far end of Ward Village, many of the attractions like Ala Moana Shopping Center and Ala Moana Beach Park are still within walking distance. Its location is unique compared to other developments in Ward Village because it borders Our Kakaako, another master-planned community with their own modern restaurants and trendy shops.
|Unit||Sold for||Sold on||Beds||Baths||DOM||SQFT|
|988 Halekauwila #2310||$850,000||11/6/23||3||2||87||962|
|988 Halekauwila #3710||$665,000||5/12/23||2||2||383||740|
|988 Halekauwila #4211||$1,459,990||6/30/23||3||3||432||1620|
|988 Halekauwila #3706||$939,999||6/23/23||3||2||570||1180|
Launiu Ward Village is or will be located at 928 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814.