Oceanfront Options – Kawailoa
Two years ago a California rancher began building his dream home at Kawailoa on Oahu’s North Shore, intending the expansive custom designed home to become his primary residence. However, shortly after moving in, drought conditions affecting his cattle ranch made it necessary to return to California. Recently, he placed his home on the market with Realtor Richard Sterman, who has listed it for $3,750,000.
“My seller has hardly had a chance to enjoy this wonderful home in one of the best locations on the whole North Shore,” Sterman said. “The 21,976 square foot property, which extends from Kam Highway to the ocean, has a 180 degree view from Waimea Bay to Kaena Point. There are spectacular ocean and sunset views from all major living areas.”
The covered outdoor decks that wrap around the house add another 1,600 square feet of living area to the 3,593 square foot single level home. Open beam ceilings contribute to sense of spaciousness.
In addition to three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, the home includes a rec room with bath above the oversize two-car garage, workshop, and storage area. The rec room also serves as guest quarters and is connected to the main house by a breezeway.
Interior finishes include a variety of exotic hardwoods in cabinets, flooring, and trim. The large, open kitchen features high-end stainless steel appliances. A wood-burning fireplace has been installed in the living room to take the edge off chilly North Shore nights.
“The owner put a lot of love and energy into this home,” Sterman said.
“It was a find, to start with, as one of the largest oceanfront lots on this part of the coast. He had it professionally landscaped, added a sprinkler system, and maintained the original seawall. From the property, you can paddle out to several popular surf breaks.
“The convenience of Kawailoa is also worth noting… Haleiwa Town and the North Shore Marketplace with numerous options for shopping and dining are only about a five-minute drive. For golf and fine dining, there’s the Turtle Bay Resort, a short drive up Kam Highway.”
Sterman, who is owner and Principal Broker of Sterman Realty based in Haleiwa, is showing the property by appointment.