Homes For The Island Lifestyle – Sunset Beach
An architect-designed single family home fronting a wide sandy beach rarely becomes available, particularly on Oahu’s North Shore. A luxurious and spacious home located in a private enclave on Hawaii’s world-famous Sunset Beach was recently placed on the market by the owner and is now being offered by LIST Sotheby’s International Realty.
Accessed from Ke Nui Road via a lane, which is gated both at the road and the entrance to the parking area, the 5,064 square foot landscaped property extends to a seawall at the edge of the white sand beach -virtually the home’s “back yard.” All major living spaces command sweeping, unobstructed views of the ocean and the spectacular sunsets the area is known for… an almost nightly spectacle as the sun drops below the horizon.
Over a period of three years, the owners customized and upgraded the 2,864 square foot home, completing the work in 2006. The result of the extensive remodeling and detailing is a unique residence that combines luxury with utility, aesthetics with convenience, and serves both as a “beach house” and elegant venue for entertaining.
Rich African mahogany cabinetry, door and window trim, ceiling detailing, and parquet wood flooring impart an elegant, warm ambiance throughout. Abundant windows and sliding glass doors open to the grounds and lanais, admitting both natural light and ocean breezes.
With four bedrooms and three baths, the two-level home can comfortably accommodate a large or extended family, and it is also ideal for entertaining guests. The formal dining room with its teak and glass table and seating for eight (included in the sales price) is one of several options for dining in addition to a bar and counter adjacent to the kitchen with seating for three and outdoor barbecue areas on the front lawn and covered lanai overlooking the ocean.
The large, modern kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, a gas stove, wine chiller, and under-counter water purification system. Custom countertops of concrete with embedded shells and beach glass are among many artistic details contributing to the uniqueness of the home. Bathrooms are finished with travertine and tile and feature such specialty fixtures as a spa tub and shower with six body sprays in the master suite and a steam shower in a guest bathroom, plus a sink carved out of a single, solid stone. In addition to the downstairs bathroom with outdoor access, a private, tree-covered outdoor shower with hot and cold water provides another option for beachgoers.
The spacious and luxurious master suite overlooks the ocean through glass walls on two sides. Its many special design features include a fireplace, bay window with a large seating area, office nook, walk-in closet, and dual sinks and vanity counters in the adjoining bathroom. This upper level suite is a personal, private retreat in one of the North Shore’s most desirable residences.
Listing Realtor Victor Brandt CCIM, CRS of LIST Sotheby’s International Realty is offering the home at $3,298,000 inclusive of some furnishings.