Ko'ula is Howard Hughes' 6th planned tower in its Ward Village masterplan community. Planned for the "second row" Koula will have great ocean views with limited obstruction from "First row" buildings. Koula will feature 570 market residential units with no affordable 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.
A unique feature of Koula is that that lobby and all residential services will be moved to the second floor allowing the entire first floor to be open for commercial space. The architects for Koula is Jeanne Gang from Studio Gang out of Chicago and the interior designer is Yabu Pushelberg who are well known for all their work designed Four Season Hotels around the world.
The amenities at Ko'ula will be sure to blow your socks off. Entertaining friends and family in Hawaii is engrained in our culture. The architects at Koula took that concept one step further and created not just private spaces for entertaining, but beautifully curated spaces that blended between the indoors and out. You can expect a beautiful and large great room with a stunning bar for residents and guests (pictured above). Other amenities you can expect on the over one acre of amenity space are:
Adjacent to Koula will be the new Central Plaza which is a beautifully landscaped open space where many community functions will be held. The porte cohere will be more of a public drop-off area for patrons using the park, shops, and restaurants in the area.
If you're not yet familiar with Ward Village then you're in for a treat. Howard Hughes is creating a masterplan live, work, play community with the most walkable streets in Kakaako. Restaurants, shops, bars, and boutiques will feature along the treelined streets providing a New York City feel in an oceanside community. The brand new Whole Foods Market, the largest in the state, will be a hub for the community along with the 3 acre central plaza that will be adjacent to Ko'ula.
Restaurants like Nobu and Merriman's on the high-end side to eateries like Nalu Health Bar and Scratch Kitchen for everyday comfort food, Ward Village has food offerings for every occasion. Want to go for a surf? Ala Moana Beach Park is a 5 minute walk away with some of the best surf spots on the South Shore. It's the best neighborhood in the most ideal location, on the best island.
The Residences at Koula will be modest in size but will all feature 8'8" ceilings. 10' ceilings will be in all penthouse units. Between the podium and the tower you will find studio, one, two, and three bedroom units available. Miele appliances were used throughout the unit with Kohler and Grohe plumbing fixtures. Custom light and dark cabinetry, flooring, and stone palettes all designed by Yabu Pushelberg.
Howard Hughes will surely build out a model unit so please sign up below if you are interested in taking a look.
Yabu Pushelberg will also offer a custom furniture and accessory package to those who are interested.