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Brand-New Luxury Condo in Ward Village, Kaka’ako area 

1000 Auahi St, Honolulu HI 96814

KO’ULA in Brief

  • Number of Units: 565 (located in a high-rise tower, probably about 475 units, and a lower podium structure, probably about 90 units)
  • Stories: 41.
  • Unit Type: Studio, 1BR, 2BR & 3BR.
  • Unit Configurations: Studio, 1BR, 2BR & 3BR
    • 3BR per floor (in the preferred southeast corner with 2 balconies), * Studio and the rest a mix of 1BR and 2BR.
      • Total 14 units per floor
  • Sales: Expected to commence late 2018 or early 2019
  • Location: Next to East of Ward Village Central Plaza
  • Parking: 732 Spaces (Residences and guests only); No public parking

PRICES (Market Residences):

  • Studios: Starting at $514,000
  • 1-Bedrooms: Starting at $791,000
  • 2-Bedrooms: Starting at $1,108,000
  • 3-Bedrooms: Starting at $1,792,000
  • Reserved Residences: TBD

Sales started April 2019

Expect completion sometime in 2022if project breaks ground late 2019, which will be subject to sales.


  • Studios: 291-435 sq. ft.
  • 1-Bedrooms: 433-758 sq. ft.
  • 2-Bedrooms: 772-1,133 sq. ft.
  • 3-Bedrooms: 1,457 sq. ft.

Podium (low structure next to tower):  expect something close to

  • Studio 300 sq ft
  • 1BR 530 to 620 sq ft (2 per floor)
  • 2BR 770 to 920 sq ft (2 per floor).

Ceiling Height: 8’6″ (259cm).

Kitchen Appliances: Miele (IH).

MAINTENANCE FEE: $1.11 per sq. ft. (includes water, sewer, cable TV & internet)


  • The Name: Ko’ula means red sugar cane in the Hawaiian language (Ko = sugar cane, Ula = red).
  • Category: Luxury. Likely comparable in quality to Anaha and a step above Aeo and Aalii .
  • Status: Waiting for HDCA Approval.
  • Retail: Will take up the entire ground level and part of the 2nd floor.
  • Lobby location: Open air lobby with 17 ft ceiling located on the 2nd floor with views looking over the Central Plaza (a park currently being developed). The plan is to have an elevator on 1st floor for residents and when they exit 2nd floor to the lobby they will be greeted by a Ko’ula staff. Think of something like Trump Tower Waikiki’s 6th floor lobby concept but more spectacular.
  • Parking: Only for residences and guests – No public parking. Located on 3rd to 7th floor. Access via gated garage from the 2nd floor.
  • Building Designer: Studio Gang
  • Interior Designer: Yabu Pushelberg
  • Podium Structure There will be a low-rise podium structure (think Anaha’s structure below the amenity deck).  Anticipate predominantly studio and 1BR units.
  • Elevators: 1 for bank, 4 for residential, and 1 for service.
  • Design: There is a sculpture feel on the outside with load bearing columns.
  • Lanai : All units will have a usable, private LANAI (meaning balcony in Hawaiian) created with wind protection in mind. Neighboring units can’t see you while on your balcony, due to the awesome outside curvature of the building.
  • Building Height: 400 ft (same height as the other Ward Village condos).
  • Retail / Commercial: Entire 1st floor and also part of 2nd floor – total about 58,300 sq ft. On the 1st floor the plan is to have a casual open air restaurant overlooking the park and on the backside there will be an upscale coffee shop. Other commercial plans, not determined at this stage.
  • Shape: Beautiful curving narrow long shape with ocean mountain orientation like other new condos in Ward Village, such as Waiea, Anaha and Ae’o.
(All images courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation)
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koula building

This artist’s rendering shows The Howard Hughes Corporation’s planned Ko’ula mixed-use condominium in Honolulu. The 41-story building will have 570 units.

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koula building

Koula at Ward Village Overview

This artist’s rendering shows The Howard Hughes Corp.’s planned Ko’ula mixed-use condominium in Honolulu. The 41-story building will have 570 units.

Ko’ula is Howard Hughes’ 7th planned tower in it’s Ward Village masterplan. Planned for the “second row” Ko’ula condos will have great ocean views with limited obstruction from “First row” buildings. Ko’ula will feature 570 residential units with 64 reserved housing units. There will be over 58,000 square feet of commercial space, 58,000 square feet of outdoor/indoor recreational space and over 10,000 of open space on the ground level.

The residences will consist of studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom & 3 bedroom residences. Sizes will range from ~300 sq. ft. up to ~1500 sq. ft. of interior living area. Sales at Ko’ula are expected to start late 2018 or early 2019, assuming the developer completes the entitlement process, and construction could start in late 2019.

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Ko’ula Building and Site.

Koula ground Floor retail shops image

This artist’s rendering shows The Howard Hughes Corp.’s planned Ko’ula mixed-use condominium in Honolulu. The 41-story building will have commercial space on the first and second floors, with a residential lobby on the second floor.


Ko’ula is planned for a site next to the Ward Entertainment Center on Auahi Street, where a group of warehouse buildings was recently demolished. The tower will have a mauka-makai (North-South) orientation, with the long side facing the soon to be developed Ward Village Central Plaza, which will be an idea from Central Park in New York. Its 4-acre oasis of lawns, trees, and flowing water features feeding on the natural springs in the area. A central gathering place with direct harbor & ocean views for Ward Village residents and visitors to enjoy. It’s the best neighborhood in the most ideal location, on the best island.

Ward Village tomorrow; current plans showing potential buildout of the Ward Master Plan. 

Ko’ula will be adjacent to the largest Whole Foods Market in Hawaii, and a short stroll to the Ward Entertainment Center & a new Longs Drugs store as well as a multitude of other shopping & dining options at your door-step. As an added bonus, the new Honolulu Area Rapid Transit (HART) rail station is slated to be located just a short block away.


Lobby level is 2nd floor, 2,200 sf of outdoor recreation space.

Main amenity deck is 8TH Floor – above the parking garage – is expected to be spectacular and boast more outdoor open air space than Anaha – 41,000 sf outdoor space and 15,000 sf indoor space. All amenities are not finalized, but there will likely be a professional 25 meter lap pool, 2 hot tubs, kids play area, catering kitchen, Sauna, Party room, BBQ cabanas, Movie theatre & More.

Recreation areas, podium level. 

Features of the Residences

Details about the level of finishes are not yet available. We will provide updates as they become available.


The Seller/Developer of The Seller/Developer of Ko’ula is Howard Hughes. Nana Isono (RA) and Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties LLC do not represent Developer/Seller but are Buyer’s agents with respect to any sale in Ko’ula. All images, renderings, photos & videos are courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation.