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For North Shore buyers seeking a peaceful country-style retreat close to sandy swimming beaches and the best surf spots, there’s Pupukea.

Among the North Shore’s diverse neighborhoods, Pupukea has succeeded in retaining its rural atmosphere within the framework of a large, primarily Country Zoned subdivision. Its approximately 500 properties have minimum lot sizes of one acre. Many have ocean and mountain views, others are situated in a forest setting or surrounded with cultivated flower and vegetable gardens. A number of working farms supply avocados, citrus, plumeria, hydroponic vegetables, and more.

Richard Sterman of Sterman Realty, a specialist in North Shore properties, notes that Pupukea is unique as the only Oahu neighborhood consisting of Country Zoned parcels with a gradual slope upward from bluffs approximately 325 feet above the highway to the top of the development at approximately 650 feet above sea level.

He is currently offering an acre-plus estate situated on a level lot overlooking the North Shore and unobstructed expanse of ocean. The centerpiece of the landscaped grounds is a large free-form heated swimming pool and sun deck. The three-quarter acre backyard includes a koi pond with a waterfall. The surrounding gardens include flowering plants and several varieties of fruit trees.

The main residence, a two-story pole house, is a spacious 5,095 square feet augmented by 1,200 square feet of deck space. Together with the guest quarters and attached studio, the home includes seven bedrooms and four and a half baths. High quality craftsmanship is evident throughout. Flooring, cabinetry, and trim are polished koa; surfaces in the kitchen and baths are granite or Travertine marble. Extensive remodeling in 2012 included expanding the main living area, upgrading the kitchen, and adding a formal dining area. Among the many special details of the home are a green marble, wood-burning fireplace, ohia poles extending to the cathedral ceiling in the main living area, and a Jacuzzi tub on the upper deck overlooking the panoramic view. The home is equipped with both a solar and full photovoltaic system with battery backup.

“This home is ideal for both multi-generational living and largescale entertaining, with spacious indoor areas and decks supplemented by outdoor venues…sunsets over the ocean are an almost nightly spectacle,” Sterman said. “Pupukea’s climate is conducive to cultivating flower and vegetable gardens as well as orchards…this really is a gardener’s paradise. For anyone who loves the ocean and water-sports, it doesn’t get any better than this. Waimea Bay is just a five-minute drive down the hill and surf breaks are everywhere along the coast in both directions. It’s just six miles to Haleiwa with numerous shopping and dining options. The Turtle Bay Resort with two championship golf courses and fine dining is about seven miles up the coast on Kam Highway.

“Considering the location and versatility of the property, this Pupukea residence is one of the best private estates currently available on the North Shore.”

Sterman is offering the estate at $2,190,000 and showing it by appointment.

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