With its four-mile-long white sand beach and the towering emerald cliffs of the Koolau Mountain Range as a backdrop, Waimanalo is one of Hawaii’s most scenic rural communities. Although the town centers of Kailua and Hawaii Kai are only about a 15-minute drive in either direction on Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo has retained its ambiance as a country retreat.
Homes fronting the sandy crescent that wraps around Waimanalo Bay range from vintage cottages to modern, upscale estates. Beach parks provide parking and access to the ocean. Mauka of Kalanianaole Highway are multi-acre parcels zoned for commercial and agricultural use, large estates and ranches nestled in the foothills, and one of Oahu’s largest Hawaiian Home Lands communities.
Waimanalo is also the epicenter of equestrian activity on Oahu. Picturesque equestrian estates with extensive acreage devoted to pastures, paddocks, and barns are distinctive features of the Waimanalo countryside. The favorable balance of rainfall and sunshine combined with fertile soil that support Waimanalo’s extensive agricultural operations are also conducive to the cultivation of pastureland.
A private, state-of-the-art, 3.84+ acre equestrian estate has recently been placed on the market by Choi International at $3,888,888 fee simple.
Designed in the style of a Tuscan villa, the main residence overlooks the pastures, verdant countryside, and dramatic vistas of the soaring cliffs.
The property is entered through a secured, custom-designed iron gate. The imposing 7,551 square foot residence incorporates the collaborative effort of Hawaii architect Lorraine Palumbo and design firm Archipelago Hawaii. The masterfully crafted home includes such architectural details as arched doorways, solid hardwood custom doors, flooring, and trim, coffered ceilings, a fresco designed and painted by Chase Lundgren Fine Arts, and Venetian plaster walls.
In addition to six bedrooms, each with its own luxurious bath, the home includes an open gourmet kitchen with large central island, breakfast bar, and granite countertops. The large open floor plan includes the main living area, formal dining area, and a unique 2,000+ bottle, custom-built wine room.
The Ohana suite includes 2 master bedrooms, 2 ensuites, separate security system, and 60-inch wall mounted television with a full surround-sound system.
The specially-designed Castle-brook Barn features 14 matted stalls which can convert to 16, three wash racks, four tacking stalls, six tack rooms, two feed rooms, kitchenette, laundry, full bath, and office. In addition to two+ acres of pasture, the property includes an all-weather large sand arena, 60-foot diameter round pen, equipment warehouse, and covered lean-to. The estate includes open parking for 10+ cars.
Realtor Sara Beth Cutter said, “No expense was spared in creating this spectacular equestrian estate to be enjoyed by many future generations of horse lovers. The most discerning equestrian will immediately recognize the quality of the design and workmanship and the first-class equestrian facility. Horse lovers and their horses will truly be spoiled with the privacy, professional facilities, and breathtaking views offered by this exceptional, one-of-a-kind property.”
Cutter is co-listing the estate with Choi International Principal Broker Patricia Choi and showing it by appointment (808990-6200).