The Hawaiian local grew up on Oahu and dominated the Hawaiian entertainment industry and was considered to be the “undisputed king of Waikiki entertainers.” Ho made regular cameo appearances on “Batman,” “The Brady Bunch,” and other series. In the mid-’70s he had his own comedy-variety show from Honolulu: “The Don Ho Show.” Through that time and up to his death in 2007, Ho performed nightly at Duke’s night club in Waikiki as the headlining entertainer.
His home in the prestigious Diamond Head area is within walking distance of Kapiolani Park, beach and Waikiki. Median Diamond Head home values are presently $660,600.
Built in 1948, the home now stands empty. Ho purchased the home in 1984 for $400,000; he also owned a Waikiki apartment and estate in Lanikai. The Lanikai home sold in March 2008 to a California buyer for $6.05 million after being the center of a family dispute. The home first went into escrow in December 2007 but was delayed when one of Ho’s daughters made efforts to block the sale.
Ho’s Diamond Head home is the last of his properties to hit the market, and like the Lanikai home, is being sold as is. It appears from the listing that the home may need renovations.
The 4-bedroom, 4-bath home sits on a third of an acre with views of downtown Honolulu.
Based on a 30-year fixed mortgage at a rate of 4.07 percent and assuming a 10 percent down payment, the monthly mortgage payment for this home is $11,573 per month, as quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.
The listing is held by Patricia Choi of Choi International.