For many, owning an open and airy loft is the city-dwellers dream, but it’s not always easy to find in the heart of Honolulu.

The history of loft living goes back decades when lofts were the home of artists who found it tough to do their work in small, conventional apartments, and lived -- often illegally -- in downtown commercial spaces. While lofts were first used with efficiency in mind, the industrial style became highly desireable in the 70’s as classic loft features like open floorplans, high ceilings and exposed brick and piping grew in popularity.

If features like these are on your personal checklist, you’re in luck -- a rarely-available 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2-parking unit at the Vanguard Lofts recently came on the market. Compared to many of the modern high-rise buildings in Kakaako, the Vanguard Lofts stands out for its industrial look and feel and is far from cookie cutter. Unfinished concrete wall surfaces, incredible 9-foot-4 ceilings, open water lines and duct work, and gorgeous hardwood floors are just some of the features that make this unit so coveted.

The spacious unit also boasts custom cabinetry with extra storage, professional grade stainless steel gas Thermador appliances and a private 419 square-foot with a built-in gas barbeque and wet bar overlooking a view of punchbowl.

The Vanguard Lofts is home to 36 total units, each with a completely unique floor plan. Building amenities also include a rooftop pool, hot tub, barbeque and pool cabanas on same level as this unit.

Moving into the Vanguard Lofts is a lifestyle choice that will give you a Tribeca feel in the heart of Honolulu. Kakaako loft style living in can be yours for $1.2 million. Interested in calling the Vanguard Lofts home? Email me at for more details.

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