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Homes for the Luxury Lifestyle

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An exceptional kamaaina estate in the exclusive Diamond Head Circle neighborhood has been placed on the market by Realtor Mary Worrall of List Sotheby’s International Realty. Built in 1940, the home has been restored and remodeled by the current owners. With a total of 55,321 square feet of land, this is one of the largest estates available in the Diamond Head area.

“Although the home has been completely modernized, it retains the ambiance of the gracious old Hawaii style homes that are becoming scarce in this very desirable Oahu neighborhood,” Worrall said. “Having been born and raised in Hawaii, I truly appreciate the dedication and vision of owners who invest time, and energy, and substantial funds in preserving and upgrading such homes because they are simply irreplaceable.

“This is a great family home, and one that lends itself to large-scale entertaining. Most of us who grew up in the area were privileged to have had the beaches of Waikiki and some of the best surf spots within walking distance. Entertainment, restaurants, shopping are all conveniently close.”

Worrall noted that the Diamond Head Circle neighborhood, with its limited number of buildable sites, is one of the most prized locations on Oahu. Not only are the lots large, which contributes to the privacy of the homes, but they enjoy spectacular views of the ocean, coastline, and sunsets.

With a total living area of 8,426 square feet, the two story home is spacious and airy. In addition to 7 bedrooms, 7 full baths, and 2 half baths, it includes a large kitchen with topof-the-line appliances and workspace for catering special occasions, living room and separate dining room with floor to ceiling glass doors and spectacular views, guest quarters, maid’s quarters, an artist’s studio, exercise facility, wine cellar, and large storage area. Adjacent to the master bedroom is a TV lounge and small office. An elevator at the main entrance connects the first and second floors. A 2 car garage and additional off-street parking are located on the property, which includes expansive outdoor dining and entertaining areas, a swimming pool, and exquisite gardens which have received special attention from the owners.

“My clients have created a beautiful, private world on the slopes of Diamond Head,” Worrall said. “However, over the years they have shared it with their many friends and opened it up for special events benefiting charities with as many as a hundred people in attendance.”

She pointed out that the large home is actually hidden from view on a secluded street and that the property borders Preservation land. In the words of the owner, “The house rests on a slight promontory that overlooks an astonishing vista. It starts with an unobstructed view of the ocean, sweeps past Waikiki’s highrise hotels, across houses clinging to the sides of deep valleys, and finally rises up to the mist-covered mountains. Come nightfall, the vista becomes a stage set of glittering lights and Waikiki’s frequent fireworks displays.”

Worrall has listed the property at $12.500,000 and is showing it by appointment.

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