Homes for the Luxury Lifestyle
Thirteenth in a series
One of Hawaii’s great estates, the Waimanalo home of Eve Glover Anderson, has been placed on the market with List Sotheby’s International Realty for $15,750,000.
Known as Pahonu, the three acre beachfront estate includes a historic turtle pond where turtles were once raised for Hawaiian royalty. The 500 by 50 foot stone wall that encircles the pond was maintained over the years and added to the Hawaii State Historic Register in 1978.
Anderson, a swimmer and kayaker, said Hawaiian green sea turtles are regular visitors to the waters fronting her estate. “We often paddle out to Rabbit Island where we also see Monk seals and a variety of sea birds including the shearwaters who nest on the offshore islands seasonally,” Anderson said.
She noted that the estate is fronted by approximately 500 linear feet of sandy beach and that the water is generally calm enough for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The property itself is protected by the offshore reef, the turtle pond, and a seawall.
Walled and gated, the estate includes many of the original trees planted when the home was built in 1933, including kamani, kukui, coco palm, hala, breadfruit, and two large blossoming shower trees.
The structures on the property were designed by prominent architect Louis Davis, celebrated for his many outstanding public buildings including McKinley High School, the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture Building, the Old Downtown Honolulu Police Station, the Palama and Princess theaters, and many others.
The approximately 11,000 square foot Spanish Colonial style main house includes five large bedrooms and five baths overlooking the ocean or gardens, a spacious living room with a fireplace, dining room, library, bar, workshop, and attached four-car garage. View lanais are located both upstairs and downstairs. Doors and windows include original hardware. Flooring is also original, primarily hardwood, tile, and stamped polished concrete. A finished 2,500 square foot basement includes a wine cellar, storage areas, and a dumbwaiter.
An 1,880 square foot two story gatehouse, which has been renovated, includes a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, bath, and laundry downstairs and three additional bedrooms plus a large dressing room upstairs. Utilized as both an office and a guesthouse, it overlooks the gardens and the tennis court.
“The gatehouse is move-in ready,” Anderson said. “The old boathouse, which has an upper level living area with bath, would make a great studio. At the opposite end of the property from the boathouse just off the beach is a bathhouse with dressing rooms and bath and shower facilities.
“My grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Ormand E. Wall, who developed this estate, built the various structures to last with foundations of blue rock and concrete. Two years ago, we replaced the original roof on the main house with green tile. Many people know this estate as the location where episodes of Magnum P.I. and Hawaii Five-O were shot over the years. It has also served our family as a gathering place and venue for hosting charitable events. It’s truly a kamaaina home with the rare distinction of continuous use by the same family for over 80 years,” Anderson said.
Realtor Mary Worrall of List Sotheby’s International Realty is showing the property by appointment.