A Kahala Avenue estate that had some well-known owners throughout the years, including the co-founder of Zippy’s Inc. and Japanese businessman Genshiro Kawamoto, has been sold to an Arizona couple, according to public records.
The couple purchased the home from a subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin Inc. (NYSE: ALEX) for about $3.1 million.
Located at 4398 Kahala Ave., the 3,144-square-foot five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom estate was one of the homes purchased by A&B Properties Inc. in 2013 from Japanese businessman Genshiro Kawamoto.
Kawamoto, who bought the home in 2005 from Giorgio Caldarone, an executive with Kamehameha Schools, and Nella Caldarone, for about $2.9 million, became an unpopular neighbor in the posh Honolulu neighborhood after allowing some of his properties to deteriorate.
The home’s former owners include the late Francis Higa, co-founder of Zippy’s, who purchased the home in 1989 for $1.6 million.
Last month, A&B Properties told PBN that it is demolishing an existing home on another Kahala Avenue home that was formerly owned by Kawamoto. A&B said it is removing the existing structure for health and safety reasons, and that it has no plans for the parcel.
A&B Properties recently transferred the ownership of another one of its Kahala Avenue properties it purchased from Kawamoto.
The company said it is exploring potential residential construction on the little more than one-acre oceanfront vacant parcel at 4607 Kahala Ave.
Pacific Business News