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Moving Up, In Style

The Vanguard Lofts is featured in the November issue of Hawaii Home & Remodeling:

“It’s kind of ‘South Beach’ from an energy standpoint,” Staub says. “It has a sophisticated tonal palette that gives it an uptown feel. I would call it ‘urban resort.’ That’s what Miami Beach does so well. They don’t shy away from the urban nature. But they still layer in the cabanas and the chaises and the hot tubs — all the things people expect.”

The Vanguard Lofts Wins Three Awards at the BIA Hawaii Parade of Homes Gala

BIA Hawaii 2010 Parade of Homes - Best Use of Gas Energy

The Vanguard Lofts was recognized by the Hawaii chapter of the Building Industry Association during their 2010 Parade of Homes awards gala, receiving three awards at the annual event.

The Vanguard was a winner in the Multi-Family Low Rise Division VII ($899,001 – $1,500,000), was awarded the “Best Use of Gas Energy” by The Gas Company, and also received a BIA-Hawaii “Award of Excellence”.

The 54th Annual Parade of Homes continues with open house tours during the weekends of October 9th & 10th, as well as October 16th & 17th. For more information, including the 2010 Parade of Homes guidebook, please visit our Parade of Homes page.

Loft Life in Honolulu

The Vanguard Lofts is featured in the August 2010 issue of Honolulu Magazine.

Hot In The City

Modern Luxury September 2008

The Vanguard Lofts are featured in September 2008 issue of Modern Luxury. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Honolulu’s new Vanguard Lofts on Kapiolani Boulevard are the answer to city living with the amenities of a suburban condo lifestyle—and none of the bustle of Waikiki. Thirty-two 1, 2 and 3-bedroom loft apartments will span six floors, at an average of 1,500 square feet each… Another perk at Vanguard: All the kitchens are a gourmet’s dream. Top-of-the-line Thermador gas appliances run throughout, deep-set counters (“to store all table-top appliances,” Deuchar added) and a public “Sky Deck” with swimming pool, BBQ area, Jacuzzi tub, cabana and bar are available to all owners.

The article is available in its entirety at

Modern Life In Hawaii


The Vanguard Lofts are featured in the Japanese publication Sumau. An image of the article is available here.

Honolulu’s New Loft Style

Hawaii Home And Remodeling

The Vanguard Lofts is featured in the August 2008 issue of Hawaii Home & Remodeling.

Loft living has been alive and well in metropolitan cities on the Mainland for years. But we might not have experienced the true essence of loft living in Honolulu—until now. A new lifestyle community is taking shape downtown. It’s an adaptive reuse project that will both convert—and add on to—a portion of the old National Cash Register (NCR) office building. When it is finished, the project will consist of 32 living units. Called the Vanguard Lofts, its creators believe it will offer something exciting and new for Honolulu.

The full article is available online, or as a PDF download.

Pacific Business News – Lofts On Sale

The Vanguard Lofts - Scale Model

The Vanguard Lofts were recently featured in Pacific Business News. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“The loft apartments range from 835 square feet to 2,058 square feet, have one, two or three bedrooms and are priced from $755,000 to $2.1 million. There are 26 different floor plans among the 32 units, and 17 units have either walk-out decks or walk-up roof-top decks, which developer Chris Deuchar, president of U.S. Pacific Development LLC, likens to an “urban yard.” A skydeck features a tension-edge pool, grill area and a bar.

Interiors were designed by John Staub from Philpotts & Associates and feature exposed concrete and ceiling heights between nine and 11 feet. Heyer & Associates is handling the sales for the project.”

The entire article is available on the PBN website.

Lofty Living

Hawaii Business Magazine

The Vanguard Lofts were recently featured in a few local publications, including Hawaii Business Magazine, Modern Luxury Hawaii, and The Honolulu Advertiser.

Urban Lofts

The Vanguard Lofts - Honolulu Advertiser

The Vanguard was featured in today’s Honolulu Advertiser business section. The full article is available on the Advertiser’s website.