Homes For The Island Lifestyle – Waialae Iki V
At the top of Okoa Street in Waialae Iki V is a unique, acre-plus estate integrated with the forested countryside. The extensively landscaped property is bordered by conservation land, creating a private, tranquil hillside retreat with spectacular views in all directions. Situated at approximately 1,200 feet above Kahala, the elegant home overlooks a panorama of ridges, valleys, and ocean with iconic Diamond Head to the west.
The dramatic approach to the home is via a private road bordered by gardens with exotic plants and trees…the effect is comparable to entering a tropical Shangri-La. From the courtyard, the main entry is through custom African mahogany doors created for the owner by master wood carver John Nippolt. The house itself, a unique two-story design, is the result of a collaboration of the owner with architect Charles Masseth and builder Bryan Allen. Constructed with steel framing and masonry, the structure is both imposing and graceful. The artful landscaping of Greg Boyer enhances the entire estate.
Spacious and casually elegant, the home was laid out with an open floor plan to ensure views from all major living areas, including the four bedrooms and luxurious master bath. Its 4,823-square-foot interior is augmented by 1,111 square feet of lanai space. A garage and workshop provide nearly 1,000 additional square feet for vehicles, storage, and various uses.
On the upper level, where the main entry is located, are the living room, formal dining room, chef’s kitchen, den, office, and master suite. A large deck off the living room with a wet bar, grill, and seating for 10 provides an additional venue for outdoor dining and entertaining.
A second bedroom/bath suite is located on the lower level, plus two more bedrooms and one bath. A deck on the ground floor includes a large, tiled custom spa surrounded by gardens -a very private, personal sanctuary with ocean and sunset views. With a separate entry and access from the driveway, this part of the house is ideal for guests, children, and extended family.
High-quality custom finishes throughout include floors of planked spotted gum eucalyptus, African mahogany ceiling details and window and door trim, granite countertops, and natural stone, including quartzite and slate. Baths and the spacious kitchen are equipped with high-end fixtures.
Abundant floor-to-ceiling windows admit natural light and ventilation. A gas fireplace provides warmth for the main living area during cooler weather.
Listing Realtor Carlyne M. Dick said, “This is truly a home that has to be visited to be fully appreciated. When I drive up the hill, I’m always amazed by the ultimate privacy and tranquility this estate offers only 15 minutes from the busy highway and shopping malls down below. It’s so quiet and peaceful that you can hear the birds in the forest. Just a short walk from the property is the Wiliwilinui Ridge trail, ideal for hiking, mountain biking, or just taking a stroll with your dog. For anyone who loves nature, this home is a paradise.”
Dick is offering the estate at $4,380,000 and planning a sunset open house for Wednesday, August 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. Visitors will be required to check in at the Waialae Iki V security gate, and are invited to call Dick in advance at 282-5964.