Homes for the Luxury Lifestyle
This unique double estate located on a Lanikai hillside was created by the original owner as his “dream home” and purchased by the current owner who “connected to the same dream,” according to listing Realtor Myra Brandt, Broker-Owner of Kahala Associates.
“The priorities the builder…in addition to owning a home in the desirable Lanikai neighborhood…were close proximity to the beach, views of the ocean and coastline, and privacy,” Brandt said. “When he found the perfect property, he worked with prominent Seattle architect Ralph D. Anderson to design a home that would take advantage of the views from all major living areas, as well as natural light and ventilation. As a structural engineer, he collaborated on this solidly built, contemporary style home, which really is an architectural masterpiece. The gated property, a total of 24,905 square feet, is at the end of Lanipo Drive, so even though the design is very open, the home is quiet, private, and secure.”
In 2000, Myra Brandt represented the current owner in the purchase of the home. With four bedrooms, three baths and a total of 7,765 square feet, it was ideal for the family with two children and four grandchildren. In addition to renovating the interior of the main house, they purchased the adjoining parcel and built a second house and recreation area. The second structure, with an extra large bedroom, two baths, kitchen, laundry, and 2-car garage, serves as a guest house or for the use of extended family. Sliding glass doors open to a covered lanai and the recreation area with a deep 55 by 38 foot solar heated pool, a spa, kiddie pool, and sauna. The “pool house” also has an ocean view.
Both homes feature quality detailing inside and out. The main house, roofed with copper clad shingles, is constructed with redwood, cedar, and pillars of moss rock. Flooring, trim, and the cathedral ceiling are hardwood.
Baths feature travertine finishes, and exterior areas are paved with natural stone. Glass walls across the entire front of the house bring the outside in.
On the main level are the living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite, storage/office area, view deck, and luxurious bathroom with a sunken tub and large shower overlooking the gardens and ocean.
The lower level also captures ocean views and provides additional bedrooms and baths, family room, office, fully equipped gym, and sauna. The bedrooms and family room open to the outdoor lanai and rolling lawns. With two additional garages, paved driveways, and dedicated resident parking at the end of the street, the estate can provide parking for up to 13 vehicles.
“This is a beautiful, comfortable luxury home situated on a rare double lot in one of Oahu’s premier neighborhoods,” Brandt said. “The owners have totally enjoyed it over the years, but now, as ’empty nesters,’ they’ve decided to downsize. They are offering the estate at $6,950,000, which I consider a very good value considering the quality of the homes and great location within walking distance of Lanikai Beach.”