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Oceanfront Options – The Windward Coast – Lanikai

Oahu’s Windward Coast is 34 scenic miles extending from Kahuku Point in the north to Makapuu Point in the south.

The Windward Oahu region itself is unrivaled in its natural beauty and dramatic contrasts – from its pristine white-sand beaches washed by turquoise waters to the verdant vertical cliffs of the Koolau Mountain Range.

In 1972, Kuilima, now Turtle Bay, opened on coastal lands where the North Shore morphs into the Windward Coast. Mauka lands in the area have generally remained undeveloped, with the exception of ongoing projects of the Mormon Church.

The coast’s most prominent geographic feature, Mokapu Peninsula, site of one of Hawaii’s largest military installations, forms the southern boundary of Kaneohe Bay. Marine and oceanographic research facilities are located here, as well as at Makapuu to the south.

Residential properties along this coast range from country cottages to large estates, apartment buildings, townhomes, and condominiums. The area’s two largest communities, Kaneohe and Kailua, continue to grow, with real estate values surpassing price points for properties in some of southeast Oahu’s most upscale neighborhoods.

Located on a 27,000 square foot oceanfront parcel in Kailua’s very desirable Lanikai neighborhood is a gated private residence offering panoramic views of Kailua bay with its turquoise waters, the coastline rimmed by white sand beaches, and offshore islands.

The 6,023 square foot home includes a main house with four bedrooms and five-anda-half baths plus a separate 836 square foot caretakers house with two bedrooms and two baths. The landscaped property also encompasses spacious outdoor lanais and parking for 10 to 12 cars.

Realtor Barbara Baehler, who has co-listed the property with Principal Broker Patricia Choi, said “What makes this property special is the amazing oceanfront location and direct views of the Mokulua Islands. It’s a luxurious, private residence that would be perfect for either a family or corporate compound.

“Imagine awakening to gorgeous colorful sunrises every morning, or having a full moon party at night on your oceanfront lanai as the moon comes up over the ocean alongside ‘Na Mokulua,’ two islets located about three quarters of a mile from the shore.”

The contemporary luxury home features marble and hardwood floors, granite counters, new carpeting, and walls of windows that capture views from major living areas.

Located at 1508 Mokulua Drive, the property is being shown by Patricia Choi and Barbara Baehler by appointment. The listed price is $7,950,000.

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