New details have been revealed regarding the iconic Kaiser Estate in East Honolulu, including that plans include the construction of a new house on the property, according to public documents.
Kurt Mitchell, managing principal in Hawaii for Alaska-based RIM Architects, who is working on the project, gave an update to the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board in July.
He told the board that all residences are being renovated on the estate, and that each needs a special management area use permit, according to the board’s meeting minutes.
Mitchell also noted that the project includes renovation of the boathouse and main house, plus construction of a new house, which is less than 25-feet.
An environmental assessment has been filed with no significant impact found and the project falls within the state Department of Land and Natural Resources requirements for a certified shoreline, he said.
Mitchell told PBN in an email this week that he could not offer further comment on the project.
The Portlock estate, which was once on the market for $80 million, is undergoing a $16 million renovation by its owners Fred and Annie Chan, University of Hawaii graduates who made their fortune in the high-tech industry in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the environmental assessment.
The 5.4 acre estate, which was once owned by Kamehameha Schools and Japanese businessman Genshiro Kawamoto, was built by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser.
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