Aeʻo: Make Paradise Your Home

By Napua Heen

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Honolulu’s most exciting community is Ward Village. Sun. Sand. Surf. Hawaiʻi’s hippest food events and fashion shows. Craft beer bars, restaurants, and lots of shopping. What’s even more exciting are the new condominium homes going up. Ward Village is shaping up to be the new best place to live in Hawaiʻi.

Aeʻo is in the Heart of Honolulu

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Ae‘o at 1001 Queen is a luxury condominium being built in Ward Village, within the urban, coastal neighborhood of Kaka‘ako on the island of O‘ahu. Ward Village is just mauka (on the mountain side) of Ala Moana Beach Park. Ideally situated between Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, Aeʻo lives in the heart of Honolulu and beckons you to make paradise your home.

As the new standard for urban island living, Ae‘o focuses on modern design and high level amenities.  To top it off, there will be a covered pathway from Aʻeo’s elevators to Hawaiʻi’s new flagship Whole Foods Market.

Whole Foods Market Flagship Store is Coming to Ward Village

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Whole Foods Market currently has three popular locations in Hawaiʻi. On Oʻahu, there is one in sophisticated Kahala and a second in the beach town of Kailua. There is a third location in Kahalui on Maui. Whole Foods Market in Kakaʻako will be hard-pressed to out-do its already established sister stores and take its place as the flagship Whole Foods Market. However, with a 50,000 square foot floor plan, Whole Foods Market in Kakaʻako will most definitely be the largest of the Whole Foods Market locations in Hawaiʻi. In addition, it will be designed as an integrated part of Ward Village, a place where people can gather.

Whole Foods Market grocery stores have done an incredible job supporting local farmers and producers here in Hawaiʻi. Nearly 50% of the goods carried are sourced locally – locally grown kale, grass-fed beef, organic soaps, and the list goes on. The new flagship store is expected to increase the number of local businesses from which Whole Foods Market is able to source, offering more products to customers and greater vitality for the local economy.

In addition to bringing the best of Hawaiʻi’s bounty, Whole Foods Market also provides exceptional customer service. Grocers will slice and wrap your fine cured meats to order. You can ask the seafood clerk what came off the boat that morning. Special occasion? Check out the pastry chefs’ masterpieces in the bakery. Oh, who needs a special occasion? Go ahead and treat yourself to those mango macaroons. You won’t regret it!

Vibrant and life giving to the community, Whole Foods Market is anticipated to be a cornerstone establishment in Ward Village and a valued amenity to the residents of Aeʻo.

Aeʻo is Informed by Hawaiian Beauty

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Graceful and sleek. Aeʻo at 1001 Queen is named for the endemic Hawaiian stilt bird that once frequented the area. The words graceful and sleek define both the bird and the building. Although the epitome of modern luxury condos, renown architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson used the history and culture of the area to inform the design of Aeʻo at 1001 Queen.

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The condominium’s signature glass wings are strikingly beautiful yet functional. Reminiscent of the flight of the Ae‘o bird, the wings also provide unique window orientations that allow for dramatic, sweeping ocean and mountain views.

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The parking building’s exterior sculptural form is based on the Hawaiian wind map, the winds that give flight to the Ae‘o bird. These wind patterns served as navigational tools for the original Hawaiian settlers, who used the winds to guide their paths between islands of the Pacific. And long before the first person set foot on these islands, the winds brought plants and animals across the oceans on the jet stream. These plants and animals made their homes and evolved here in Hawai‘i, creating one of a kind flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world, like the Ae‘o bird.

So it is with the people of Hawai‘i also. There is a beauty to being part of this island community. Many people have come here from all around the world. With Native Hawaiians and the value of aloha as Hawai‘i’s foundation, each new wave of people has “added their flavor to the melting pot” to create a unique blend that cannot be found anywhere else. Part of the beauty of living on an island is that one will come to realize how connected everyone is. As a result, people will tend to see people as people and as part of each other’s world.

Would you like to make this your new home?

Choose Your New Home at Aeʻo

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Every Aeʻo home will have full or partial ocean views. Every living room and kitchen will have hardwood floors.  Perfect for families, one, two and three bedroom units are available starting from the $700,000’s.

Personalize Your Space

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Have you decided how many bedrooms you want? Now, it’s time to choose a color scheme and pick the perfect floor plan. Available color schemes include air, hearth, loft blue, loft red, loft yellow and noir. You can explore the color combinations and many floor plans on the Aeʻo website: http://www.aeowardvillage.com/. While there be sure to register.

Did you get your colors and floor plan just right? Great! It’s time to relax.

Aeʻo Amenities

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Looking out over the peaceful Pacific, the Sky Terrace will take your breath away. Enjoy a Hawaiian sunset with friends and then take in the Friday night fireworks.

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The amenity deck includes a children’s play area and family pool. There is even a private movie theatre. The family dog will have a large running area. For the fitness enthusiast, enjoy the lap pool, steam and sauna rooms, gym, and outdoor workout and yoga spaces.

It’s time to celebrate your new home. Why not throw a house warming party? Would you like to have it in the karaoke lounge or private dining room? Your guests will be enamored with both.

Enjoying Your New Neighborhood

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If you’ve decided to make Ae‘o your new home, you are a very lucky person. Besides the beauty of the condominium and the list of luxury amenities, Ward Village is in great proximity to some of O‘ahu’s best shopping, new restaurants, and entertainment. The best movie theater, Ward 16 Theatres, is right next door.

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If you go makai (toward the ocean), you’ll find yourself at Ala Moana Beach Park which is a great place for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, running, and beach barbecues. There are also a lot of great festivals held at Ala Moana Beach Park annually, like the Lantern Floating Festival and Fourth of July Celebration, which you will probably want to watch from the Sky Terrace of Ae‘o.

If you go mauka (toward the mountain), you’ll find the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater. If you keep going, you’ll find yourself up on the Pali, a scenic road that will take you to Kailua, President Obama’s vacation spot and home to two of the island’s best beaches.

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You won’t need to leave town to find beauty, though. Turn your gaze to the mountains in the late afternoon. Nearly every day you will see a light rain sprinkling down over the mountains. The sinking sun will cast its long rays across the rain, and you will see a rainbow.

Click here to visit the Ae‘o website. Click on the Register button in the top right hand corner to receive more details about Hawai‘i’s new standard for urban living. Ae‘o is on track to be completed in 2018.

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