A Renovated Kahala Condo Embraces Seaside Elegance

This ocean view condo underwent a sweeping renovation by AGT Construction
Photo: Olivier Koning

Positioned perfectly along Kahala avenue, this idyllic Kahala beach condo has a priceless view of the Pacific Ocean. The resortlike property, which spans 6 acres and four buildings, is in walking distance of four upscale restaurants, a hotel and country club with a golf course. This, plus its paradisiacal surroundings, make the beachfront condo a dream to live in. But it wasn’t always like this. 

The home underwent a sweeping renovation by AGT Construction, which was tasked with everything from design to construction and even purchasing the interior furnishings. “We were essentially starting from scratch,” says Greg Talboys. “It had no flow and did not embrace the full potential of the oceanfront views. The floor plan did not fit the owners’ vision either.”

AGT Construction gutted and remodeled the entire condo, working with various companies to deliver on the homeowners’ wishes. Talboys credits CD Cullison Plumbing, Coastal Wood Flooring, Greenleaf Woodwork, Liquorish Stone & Tile, Oahu Blinds, Oahu Construction and Whiterock Electric among the many key players of this renovation. 

The incredible attention to detail can be seen in the bathrooms. Light-enabled
makeup mirrors, for instance, are lined up to the homeowners’ exact heights.
A floating vanity and open shelving add storage. 

The living area of the home is meant to be kept as open as possible, while also having designated spaces, such as a library, seating area and dining room. NanaWall doors reveal an indoor-outdoor setting with an expansive view of the sand, sea and tall palm trees. 
Valerie Rogers of Valerie Rogers Studio was in charge of the interior design of the condo and worked closely with the homeowners to achieve what they wanted in each space. The overall design was inspired by natural and organic elements, which can be found in the lighting, colors and textures used. The furnishings were hand-selected and brought in from the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.

Incorporating the home’s surroundings was also important in the design process. “You can hear, see and smell the ocean with all your senses and not have the interior compete,” shares Rogers. “You can close the doors when you need to and feel the same soothing and beautifully comfortable environment.” The homeowners’ existing collection of artwork, which can be found throughout the home, lends tropical colors and vibrancy to the interior, adds Rogers.

Although the kitchen is compact, there’s still space for full-sized appliances,
storage and a functional corner cabinet. 

For the kitchen, the main focus was to use every inch of the existing layout while also providing more storage. INspiration Interiors Design Studio was brought on for this task. “Because the kitchen is an enclosed space and on the smaller side, being able to fulfill all the clients’ wishes meant that we had to utilize every space and plan ahead on cabinet configurations with the factory,” says Lyndee Park. ValDesign cabinetry was used to create the modern, high-gloss look the homeowners desired. “The wall cabinets allowed for integrated LED lighting and are opened with touch mechanism,” Park adds.

The Miele appliances, like the wall vent hood, are in brilliant white to match
the polished, high-gloss ValDesign cabinetry, creating a sleek, modern look.

The kitchen also needed to include full-sized appliances, a 30-inch cooktop, storage space and a functional corner cabinet, plus an area to hide the stackable, full-capacity compact Miele washer and dryer that’s perfect for condos and small spaces.

Motorized blinds by Oahu Blinds reveal a direct view of Kahala Beach from the master bedroom. Walnut plantation shutters by Greenleaf Woodworks open up to the expansive patio from the living area. 

The bedrooms are made to feel like a luxurious experience for the homeowners and their guests. “They wanted their guests to feel like it was a hotel,” shares Talboys. Each room is outfitted with its own Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, and custom closets crafted by Greenleaf Woodworks. Beautiful Venetian plaster that adds movement and depth to each space can be seen on the walls of the master bedroom, accent walls of the guest suites and in other living areas.

The powder room is a conversation starter for guests, shares Talboys,
since it’s vastly different from the rest of the home. The room
features purple silk wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries and a gold custom
mirror by Island Art Galleries. 

Efficiently designed, the master and guest bathrooms optimize space and feature large bathtubs and accessible showers. “Everything had a purpose,” shares Talboys. 

The attention to detail in every room is what the homeowners love most about their renovated condo, adds Talboys.


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