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Twenty-one acre “Kahaluu Country Estate” was designed to complement and blend with the verdant natural environment of upcountry Kahaluu. The main residence, with vaulted ceilings, glass walls, and clerestory windows that bring the outside in, integrates seamlessly with the forested surroundings.

This private sanctuary, located in the foothills of the Koolaus above the Windward Coast, is accessed by a tree-lined drive that extends up the hillside from a gate on Mapele Road.

The estate includes a main residence built in 1991 and remodeled in 2007. The two-story house is a spacious 4,509 square feet on the main level with three bedrooms, three full baths, a great room with soaring ceilings, open kitchen with casual dining area, and a formal dining room. Surrounding the main floor are an additional 1,954 square feet of decks and lanais. On the 2,561-square-foot lower level are an office space, exercise area, and maid’s quarters with a full bath. An enclosed six-car garage is adjacent to the entrance.

Also on the property is a caretaker’s house with 3 bedrooms, a bath, kitchen, covered lanai, and three-car garage. An aviary is located on a private road between the caretaker’s house and the main house.

The property, previously owned by the Tong family, was purchased in 1987 by the current owner who added a 2,200-foot-long concrete driveway and installed underground utilities.

“My client transformed the property into a casually elegant country estate,” said listing Realtor Jeffrey M. Fox of Kahala Associates. “He created a home that would support an indoor-outdoor lifestyle with interior living spaces and lanais opening out to the pool-side area and terraced gardens. The unique tiled infinity pool is fed by a waterfall and overflows into a trough surrounded by a lava rock wall. Adjacent to the pool is a hot tub and outdoor area that is ideal for entertaining. Both indoor and outdoor living areas are oriented to take advantage of spectacular views of the forested hillside and out over the Windward Oahu coast to the ocean.

“For many years he kept horses on the property. There is also potential for backyard farming, which is a growing interest among people moving into rural areas of the Islands.

“This estate offers the best of both worlds…a secluded, private retreat with room to roam and space to spread out in one of Oahu’s most scenic areas… yet with access to the commercial centers of Kailua and Kaneohe a short drive down Kamehameha Highway and Honolulu only about a half hour away.”

Fox is offering the estate for $3,200,000 and showing it by appointment.

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