Eighteenth in a series
Most choice locations in Oahu’s oceanfront neighborhoods in terms of views and accessibility to the shoreline have been developed as home-sites over the years. Those that are geographically unique such as the tip of a point or a peninsula are the most prized and even impart a mystique to the homes built there.
Such a property is a luxurious gated estate at the end of Poipu Drive in Koko Kai, one of East Oahu’s most upscale neighborhoods. This custom designed home crowns a cliff 77 feet above the ocean and commands a 220 degree sunrise to sunset view. The spectacular unobstructed panorama encompasses ocean, mountains, and Diamond Head across Maunalua Bay.
Although the home is designed to bring the outdoors in with walls of glass and multiple view decks on lower and upper levels, the unique location provides both total privacy and security.
The gated entry leads to a walled courtyard and enclosed parking at the lower level with direct access to the interior of the home.
The elegant design is entirely appropriate for the setting, with a stucco exterior, copper roofing, and extensive use of natural stone. A free form swimming pool, spa, and spacious patio for entertaining are seamlessly incorporated into the lower level floor plan.
The spacious interior, with a total of 5,168 square feet is detailed with high quality finishes throughout including over 5,000 square feet of Brazilian cherry and Travertine floors and over 2,000 square feet of natural stone paving in covered waterfront decks and patios. Every major living and dining area has an ocean view, as well as the four bedroom/bath suites, which open to private view decks.
“In this house, you are one with the ocean,” said listing Realtor John Austin of East Oahu Realty. “The only neighbors you see are the Hawaiian sea turtles who live in the clear waters below. Dolphins and whales in season also create an offshore spectacle.
“This is truly an exceptional home. The designers and builders recognized that the setting is unique and created a home that would complement it. In addition, every convenience and amenity was considered from electronic gates to a centrally controlled sound system with speakers throughout the home. The grand spaces are ideal for large scale entertaining…then there are also quiet, intimate retreats for simply relaxing and enjoying the mesmerizing view. For dining there are five options, inside and outside, from a formal dining area with a custom designed hardwood table that seats 18 to casual venues pool-side and on the patio.”
Austin noted that despite the sense of seclusion and serenity of the setting, the malls of Hawaii Kai with a multitude of options for shopping and dining are only a mile away. Sandy beaches are a short scenic drive along Kalanianaole Highway.
He is showing the home, which is priced at $7.7 million, by appointment.