Commentary - Harbor Court: Building and Site Features
The Harbor Court building was completed in 1994 near the end of a local Japanese investment boom. The project was intended as a luxurious gateway to downtown. The building consists of 120 luxury condos, 18 floors of commercial space and there are several restaurants and retail spaces located on the ground floor plaza. It also includes one of Honolulu’s largest covered parking garages with 853 parking spaces, most of which are public stalls.
Harbor Court was designed by architect Norman Lacayo. His influences for the design include Egyptian motifs as seen in the monumental ground floor plaza entry, art deco forms, Hawaiian ponds, and an overall tiered form that is “sun oriented” to interact with light and shadow. Harbor Court one of the most creatively designed residential condos in Honolulu and it is pleasing to both the user and passerby.
Common Areas for Residents
The residential lobby features high ceilings, comfortable seating area, artwork, and a secure guarded entry with intercom.
On top of the tall parking structure are a variety of amenities for the owner. A saltwater infinity pool overlooks the harbor where the cruise ships pull in. There’s also a hot tub, a barbeque area and covered tower pavilion. Inside are a gym, meeting and entertainment areas.
Lender Statistics - Harbor Court
Management Co: Metropolitan 536-3511
Typical Loan Options and
Down Payment Requirements:
Condo Type: Regular
Standard Condo/Non-US Buyer:
Private Condo Features
Most of the units are generously appointed two bedroom units with harbor views and large curved lanais that connect the master suite to the living room. The 01 units feature two lanais, one connected to each bedroom. The penthouses on the top four floors have glass enclosed areas, but no lanais. All of the units are larger than a typical two bedroom condo found in Honolulu.
Angled living rooms are intended to accentuate movement of through the unit. Bedrooms are separated by the long living areas for privacy. Both bedrooms are good sized and each has its own private bathroom.
The Bottom Line
Positives: Great design and amenities, central waterfront location, large units with spacious lanais.
Negatives: The resident parking is integrated with municipal parking and requires that a resident drive up several levels before reaching their stall. The age of un-renovated original units may be an issue.
These condos will appeal to buyers looking for a spacious and luxurious oceanfront condo in a central downtown location.
Paul C. Ford Realtor (R) Honolulu Condo Sales Buyer's Agent
Jonathan Ford Realtor (R) Honolulu Property Finds Buyer's Agent
Very grand elevator entrance.
Harbor Court waterline. The fluted appearance of the west façade is elagant and serves to separate the private lanais.
Condominium Configurations - Harbor Court
2 - Penthouse Suite
1,462 - 1,771 SF
Found in units: PH, PHAA, PHBB, PHCC, PHDD
1,467 - 1,833 SF
There are 3 versions of 2 bedrooms in this building. The "01" and "05" units are on the ends. The "05" is the largest and has more windows. The "01" has two lanais. On the 14th floor these units have either a grass outdoor area or more spacious lanai.
Found in units: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, A, AA, B, BB, C, CC, D, DD, E
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