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Kailua’s Boettcher Estate was wealthy clan’s escape

  • COURTESY ANNA MARIE GRUNE

    The wealthy Boettcher family from Denver bought 4 acres of land on Kailua Beach in 1935 and had Val Ossipoff design a classic seven-bedroom residence. The 80-year-old property is now sorely feeling the effects of time.

There is an 80-year-old treasure of a public building on Kailua Beach that has largely been ignored for about a decade. It is the Ossipoff-designed residence of the Boettcher Estate that sits in the middle of what became Kalama Beach Park when the city bought the property from Mae Boettcher in 1978 for $1.5 million — about half the appraised value. Read more

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