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  Mott-Smith Laniloa Quick Facts:
Year Built: 1976 Units: 428
Stories: 34 Elevators: 5
Amenities:  BBQs, Meeting room with kitchen, Pool, Whirlpool, Kiddie Pool Area, Tennis Court

Maint. Fee Range:  $0.78/sf - $0.86/sf

Mott-Smith Laniloa

1717 Mott-Smith Drive
Makiki
$430,000 - $698,000
Fee Simple

1 Bedroom Available Listings
$430,000 Fee Simple - Mott-Smith Laniloa, Unit #: 712
$445,000 Fee Simple - Mott-Smith Laniloa, Unit #: 2610

2 Bedroom Available Listings
$489,000 Fee Simple - Mott-Smith Laniloa, Unit #: 1607
$549,000 Fee Simple - Mott-Smith Laniloa, Unit #: 2401
$575,000 Fee Simple - Mott-Smith Laniloa, Unit #: 1701

3 Bedroom Available Listings
$698,000 Fee Simple - Mott-Smith Laniloa, Unit #: 2214

Commentary - Mott-Smith Laniloa: ~ by Jonathan Ford
Building and Site Features
Built in 1976, Mott-Smith Laniloa is a poured concrete residential tower with generous lanais that is nestled in at the base of Makiki Heights. Most units enjoy an view of Honolulu city and the ocean beyond. Located in a quiet neighborhood with mostly single family homes, Mott-Smith is a local favorite. Good location for a walking, biking or hiking in the nearby Tantalus trails.

Common Areas for Residents
There is a large, amenities rich, lobby level recreation deck. Small children can splash and play in the good sized kiddie pool with a fountain on one side of the recreation deck while the adults can enjoy the pool and hot tub on the other. Residents can host gatherings in the vaulted ceiling Pavilion party room/meeting room, complete with a full kitchen and bathrooms. There are also many gas BBQ grilling areas and a full sized tennis court.

Mott-Smith is secured with a fob, 24 hour security, building manager and video surveillance.

The guest parking is generous for an older building in the area with 27 guest stalls near the lobby entrance and above the secured parking.




Mott-Smith Laniloa - Additional Information

High School:   Roosevelt
Middle School:   Stevenson
Elem. School:   Lincoln

House rules: download PDF

Pets Allowed: Yes
Pet Notes: small birds, fish. No cats or dogs

Lender Statistics - Mott-Smith Laniloa

Management Co:  Certified Management 836-0911

Owner Occupancy: 53%

Typical Down Payment Requirements:

Condo Type: Regular

20% down

Non-US Buyer: 35% down

FHA loan: 3.5% down (if FHA approved)
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VA loan: 0% down (if VA approved)
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Private Condo Features
Each unit has generous lanai area with hurricane shutters to help block out the elements as needed. The shutters make the lanais more livable and many will use the lanai as an office or dining area. The AC is central and I like how many of the 2 bedroom units will have multiple AC zones to help reduce electricity costs by cooling only the rooms that need to be cooled

It is an older building, so if a unit has not been renovated it will probably need it.

The Bottom Line
Best features: Quiet location, very well built building and good value.

Potential drawbacks: Older building. Common areas and amenities, while well maintained, could use some updating.



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Pavilion meeting/party room with adjacent kitchen and tennis Court. Bathrooms and Gas grills are also nearby.


Partial view of the lobby level recreation deck: tennis court, pool, hot tub, gas BBQs and Pavilion meeting room.

Many BBQ Areas

Kiddie Pool with fountain

Main lobby with managers and security office.






Condominium Configurations - Mott-Smith Laniloa

Bedrooms:   Studio Apt.

Baths:   1

Square Feet:   453 - 509 SF

Lanai:   yes 

Qty:   31 

Found in units: 09


Bedrooms:   1

Baths:   1

Square Feet:   819 - 875 SF

Lanai:   yes 

Qty:   187 

Found in units: 03,04,05,06,10,12


Bedrooms:   2

Baths:   2

Square Feet:   1,015 - 1,071 SF

Lanai:   yes 

Qty:   62 

Found in units: 07,08


Bedrooms:   2

Baths:   2

Square Feet:   1,056 - 1,157 SF

Lanai:   yes 

Qty:   60 

Found in units: 02,13


Bedrooms:   2

Baths:   2

Square Feet:   1,176 - 1,232 SF

Lanai:   yes 

Qty:   31 

Found in units: 11


Bedrooms:   2

Baths:   2

Square Feet:   1,170 - 1,275 SF

Lanai:   yes 

Qty:   31 

Found in units: 01


Bedrooms:   3

Baths:   2

Square Feet:   1,359 - 1,465 SF

Lanai:   yes 

Qty:   31 

Found in units: 14



The above active listings are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of the Hicentral MLS, Ltd. Active listings last updated on 8/19/2014. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Copyright: 2014 by the Hicentral MLS, Ltd. more.