Jim Nabors’ ‘Hale Aloha’ Estate Coming On The Market
Next week Jim Nabors’ Diamond Head oceanfront estate will be listed for sale for $12,888,000 by Patricia Choi of The Choi Group with Hawaii Life. Featuring over a half acre of land with 170 linear feet of ocean frontage, the home is in an iconic location just a few doors from the Doris Duke estate. Both personalities could have chosen any location in the world to own a home, but they decided to settle down in this most sought after and coveted section of the Diamond Head neighborhood.
The five-bedroom, six-bath island style home exudes the Hawaiian lifestyle. Built in 1950 and extensively renovated in 1996, retaining its character as a “plantation style home of lava stone and board-and-batten construction” as described in an Island Home Magazine article published in December 1993.
Jim Nabors was one of Hawaii’s beloved residents, and the article perhaps best describes the famed entertainer’s home:
“Jim takes us through a gated garden into his home’s ceramic-tiled entry hall, where the immediate impression is one of openness to nature and the sea and the genuine hospitality. A stunning, lighted Lalique crystal ‘cactus’ design table … and on another wall a modern Japanese-style…painting, a gift from Bert Reynolds and Loni Anderson.
“Nabors, who acquired the home from the Coty cosmetic family of Paris, France in 1976, stated he preferred the old Hawaiian style to a slick, Beverly Hills-type home.
“The focus of the living room is an impressive Baccarat crystal chandelier that once graced the palace of Napoleon Bonaparte in Paris.
“An antique mahogany grand piano was a gift from friend Carol Burnett.
“Nabors’ Diamond Head home is perfectly situated for privacy. Expansive views of ocean and tropical landscaping treat the senses from nearly every room.”
The estate will be shown by Appointment Only to pre-qualified buyers. Call Patricia Choi (RB-11824) at 734-7711 or 285-2484, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.