Seventh in a series
Waialae Pinnacle is a unique upscale neighborhood near the top of Waialae Nui Ridge… unique as the smallest of the gated neighborhoods on the East Oahu ridges with only five homes and as the highest of the ridgeline developments at 1,300 feet above sea level.
Its two plus acres were subdivided by the original owner/developer into five lots ranging from 14,000 to 30,000 square feet and sold as vacant land in the late 1980s.
The two original homes in the enclave were built by the noted landscape designer John Groark, who created the landscape plan for the development. Among its singular features are the entry, which consists of an “old world” style porte cochere with an electronic gate, cobblestone streets, and a viewing balcony that overlooks the neighborhood and forested hillsides. Three luxury single family homes, of which two are now for sale, were built between 2006 and 2008.
The property surrounding the eastern side of the development is Preservation land, contributing to the sense of isolation from the larger Waialae Nui neighborhood. The Waialae Pinnacle CPR’d property is a cul de sac at the end of Aha Maka Way, which is connected to the main road, Halekoa, by Aha Aina Place. The quality of the enclave, maintenance of the common areas, and view channels are established by Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions that run with the land and apply to any addition to the enclave, whether built or natural.
Realtor David Quandt of Prudential Advantage has listed a three story, luxury view home in the Waialae Pinnacle for $4.65 million. The spacious 4,637 square foot interior is augmented by an additional 3,200 square feet of lanai space. The 14,567 square foot property, which was landscaped by John Groark, includes an infinity swimming pool with a riverrock bottom and a waterfall fed by a stream that runs through the gardens. An outdoor covered area on the pool level includes a shower designed as a waterfall running over lava rock.
Interior features include Brazilian cherry floors and cabinets, a custom onyx bar, wine cellar, a sound system with speakers and controls in every room, and a multi-media room with a hand-crafted African mahogany cabinet that houses a custom built computer system with wireless access to the entire home and three plasma television screens, one of which can be manipulated for viewing on the pool deck.
“The current owners spent three years building their home which incorporates the highest quality materials and reflects meticulous attention to every detail,” Quandt said. “This is a big home designed for a big family, and it’s also a great house for entertaining, both indoors and out. The views are spectacular…the main living areas and the lanais overlook Kahala, Diamond Head, Waikiki, and the coast all the way to Ko Olina. The architectural style is what is referred to as ‘contemporary Hawaiian’…not only dramatic, but very livable and well integrated with the natural surroundings.
“The Waialae Pinnacle is unique in many ways. It’s pleasantly cool, as much as eight degrees less than Kahala below, and totally quiet except for the sounds of the forest birds and wind in the trees. It’s the ultimate in privacy and security.”