When a couple chooses a place in which to set up a home, they may draw up a “wish list” of amenities, such as a beautiful location, elegant design, and maybe some fabulous art on the walls. The Park Lane Ala Moana delivers all that and more.
Dreaming of making a home with perfect views, all the conveniences of staying at a resort, and all the privacy and comfort of a single-family dwelling? We were excited to hear the news that Ruhm Luxury Marketing is introducing a unique living space, Park Lane Ala Moana, in Honolulu.
Have It All
Browsing the offerings at Park Lane is a timely reminder that there really are places where you can “have it all,” including more than 200 private-ownership residences starting at around $2.7 million and ranging from 1,600 to more than 6,000 square feet, two penthouses, and private lanais (Hawaiian-style verandas). Views of the Pacific Ocean and close proximity to Honolulu’s vibrant, diverse food and cultural scene only add to the allure. The residences are connected to the Ala Moana Center, and offer courtyards, residence club, and spa.
Ian MacNaughton, managing partner of the Honolulu development firm The MacNaughton Group, notes that “Park Lane is the culmination of all we’ve learned, and all we’ve experienced here. Each one of us can imagine entertaining family and friends on one of the homes’ generous lanais or watching our children play on the great lawn.” Indeed, the Park Lane’s big-picture design is further complemented by world-class interior design, landscaping, and amenities.
But, to be honest, what really gives us that “pinch me” feeling that these new residences are something out of a dream is the spectacular on-site art collection, one of the largest in the state of Hawaii. As part of Park Lane’s unique approach to customizing every aspect of its living spaces, Hawaiian artist Kelly Sueda is curating a collection that features more than 300 works of contemporary and modern art, including works by Andy Warhol, Deborah Butterfeld, and Ellsworth Kelly and by such luminaries of the Hawaii art scene as Lionel Walden and John Kelly.
If “waking up to a Warhol” is on your list of dream amenities, you’ll appreciate the Park Lane Ala Moana’s commitment to interior and outdoor design that incorporate this unique art collection into its hallways, lobbies, and outdoor spaces. Tasked with curating this massive endeavor, Kelly Sueda has enthusiastically shared that “We really wanted the residents to be at home with the art. We want it to be eclectic, exciting, and maybe even inspire our viewers to stretch their boundaries a bit. Each corridor may look different, depending on which artist is represented in that space. Yet, the entire collection will retain a unified feel.
Live the Hawaiian Life
The integration of peerless art, a gorgeous natural setting, and fabulous design (by the Kobayashi Group) is very much in keeping with the Hawaiian lifestyle: floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the ocean, Honolulu skyline, and the mountains beyond; the private lanais come with built-in barbecues; and the “low-rise” aesthetic ensures that each resident gets up-close-and-personal with swaying palms, landscaped lawns, and those Pacific breezes. The community’s namesake Park Lane, a serene path that locals have compared to NYC’s High Line, runs along the entire property. The thrill of living here is rounded out by 24-hour concierge-style service with everything from errands to event planning.
By Esther Santiago
Photos courtesy of Park Lane