|The Kailua Kona
2010 - 2012
Trying to jump-start my life after so many
losses, I decided to purchase a condo that was
located in what my Realtor called the "Beverly
Hills of Kona".
The condo was located one block up from
Keauhou Bay; One block down from the
Keauhou Shopping Center; Within walking
distance of the Sheraton Resort and Spa,
and right on the Kona Country Club Ocean
Course Golf Course.
The Kona Country Club Ocean Course!
|New Sink, Faucet, Tile and Lighting!
The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa
New 17" high one piece Toilets
New 34" high Counters
New Medicine Cabinets
Fresh Paint, and
all New Hardware!
|All brand-new Titanium Appliances
in the Kitchen!
Two 8' sliding doors opened out onto a large,
8' x 23' custom tiled lanai, with views of the ocean
and golf course!
Tiled Counter-tops and
Floor, Brand-new Sink,
Faucet, and Electrical.
New Solid Wood Dark Walnut Cabinets
with beautiful green Sandstone tile
counter tops and task lighting!
A beautiful curved Sandstone tile bar/pass
through from the Kitchen!
The View from the Private Entrance
Fresh new paint
New light switches and outlets
New wood blinds, and beautiful wood floors
New ceiling fan, and a brand-new air conditioner!
|Located in a low density complex,
also very rare to find in Hawaii,
there were only four units per building
with no one in front, above, or in back of the unit!
Master Bath with tub
Brand-new Kenmore Space-Saver
washer and dryer!
The Master Bath before renovation!
The Center Hall before renovation!
Big Island, Hawaii
The Second Bedroom before renovation!
The Living Room - After!
The Dining Room - After!
Painting the Pantry
Lamp wire was found in the ceiling to
power the three-speed ceiling fan!
|With Before and After Renovation Photos!
The Center Hall - After!
|Two bedroom / two bath
top floor end unit with a private entrance,
with two 8 foot sliding glass doors which
opened up to a large, custom-tiled lanai.
"Units like these are very rare to find in Hawaii!"
A Grocery Store
A Drug Store
An Urgent Care Clinic
An Art Gallery
A Post Office
Real Estate Offices
All the light fixtures were filled
with gecko eggs!
The Second Bedroom - After!
Painting walls in the Second Bedroom
|Wall outlets before and after
Beautiful new mahogany floors
2 0 1 0 to 2 0 1 2
The Dining Room Before!
The 8' x 23' Custom Tiled Lanai
The Kitchen - After!
Replacing every light, switch and outlet in
The Bathrooms - After!
The back of the
Karrie J. Butler
W i l d l i f e A r t i s t a n d H o m e R e n o v a t o r
The Kitchen Before!
Fixing the plumbing
Nailing on trim
The Bathrooms Before!
The Second Bedroom Before!
The Living Room Before!
The Master Bedroom / Art Studio - After!
The Bored President
18" x 24"
|New floors, New ceiling fans,
New window coverings, New paint,
All new window hardware,
I purchased this condo in 2010 for only half its value, but due to poor
management and a couple of undesirable neighbors, I could only unload
it for $36,000 less than I had originally paid for it, not including all that
I spent in renovations!
Because my niece was planning on relocating to Phoenix from the
Seattle area, I decided to return to Arizona to be close to her. I chose
a house back in the Oro Valley area, seven miles across the wash
from my former "dream house".