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Homes For The Island Lifestyle – Hawaii Loa Ridge – Ikena

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The complete remodeling and expansion of a Hawaii Loa Ridge home by the team of designer Kevin Auger and Fritz Johnson AIA, the architect who designed the original home in 1993, won top honors in the Building Industry Association’s 2014 Renaissance Awards competition.

Located at 1169 Ikena Circle, the original one-story home was transformed into a two-story indoor/outdoor home with nearly 6,000 interior square feet augmented by more than 2,300 square feet of lanai and deck space. The spacious “99% new” home is situated on a 14,407-square-foot lot overlooking a 180-degree panorama of ocean, coastline, and Diamond Head to the west.

“Mr. Auger purchased the house in 2013 and took it down to the studs,” said listing Realtor Dolores Bediones of Locations. “What attracted him to this property was the potential of adding a second story, which Fritz Johnson’s inspired design made possible. A beautiful custom spiral staircase was crafted to connect the two floors and brought in through the roof. No expense was spared to create this exceptional residence with its numerous special features.”

With a total of four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, the spacious home includes a chef’s kitchen, family room, library with surround sound, guest suite, living room and master suite, both with 16-foot ceilings -all on the lower level. His and hers offices with custom-built cabinetry, exercise studio, and professionally designed, sound-proofed media room with theater seating and state-of-the-art sound and projection equipment share the upper level.

The open floor plan sets the stage for an indoor/outdoor lifestyle with the expansive outdoor lanai and pool area accessible from the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, and guest suite via floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. The heated, saltwater swimming pool is itself an amazing 600 square feet. The poolside area, which includes a barbecue grille and 30-foot-long shade trellis with an integrated motorized, retractable canopy, provides additional options for dining and entertaining – an idyllic venue for savoring ocean and sunset views.

Detailing, finishes, and fixtures are of the highest quality. Flooring throughout the home is Brazilian Cumaru hardwood and lanai areas are tiled with stone pavers. Kitchen, bathroom, library, and office cabinetry were custom fabricated. The commercial quality sliding glass doors are by Fleetwood.

The large, open kitchen features two granite islands, matching granite counters, a bar counter with seating for four, pendant lighting over the islands and a skylight solar tube for additional ambient light, under counter lighting, and custom cabinetry with nickel plated hardware. The stainless steel appliances include a six-burner Wolf commercial stove with dual convection ovens, griddle and pot filler, professional exhaust hood, SubZero Pro 48 refrigerator/freezer, dual Viking under-counter wine refrigerators, and dual Bosch dishwashers.

The luxurious bathroom in the master suite is appointed with Hansgrohe fixtures including dual shower heads and an 11-foot rain shower, and a Baine Ultra massaging whirlpool wellness spa tub with Diamond Head, ocean, and mountain views. Counters, walls, and floors are Carrera marble.

Among numerous high-tech features are a whole house Niles sound system, wireless internet, a surveillance system with 10 cameras and DVR recorder viewable via internet, and smart phone/ tablet controllable Lutron lighting. Remotely operated clerestory windows provide ventilation in addition to both central and split ductless air conditioning systems.

The property, which includes a 667-square-foot three-car garage and workshop, is located on a flag/rim lot accessed via a long palm-lined driveway off Ikena Circle, further enhancing the privacy and tranquillity of the home. Dolores Bediones is exclusive lister for the property, which is priced at $4,850,000 and shown by appointment only.

An open house will be held this Sunday, August 14, from 2 to 5 p.m.

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