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Spotlight On North Shore – Papailoa

homes1023-3Papailoa, essentially a one-street neighborhood, is unique among the small beachfront communities that line Oahu’s North Shore. A spur road off Kamehameha Highway, Papailoa Road has been described as the North Shore’s “Kahala Avenue.” The approximately two dozen homes that occupy the large lots between the road and the beach range from luxurious residences to cottages utilized as weekend retreats. Typically, the properties are extensively landscaped and well maintained. Residents are a mix of kamaaina and newcomers who have chosen Papailoa as the ideal oceanfront setting for their “dream home.”

“When you drive off the main highway onto Papailoa, you have a sense of entering a private enclave,” said Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Realtor Anne Hogan Perry, who is listing the premier home in the neighborhood. “The residence we are offering is a stunning work of art designed by the owners in collaboration with their architect. They named the estate Hale Kahakai, alluding to the beachfront location. The 23,889-square-foot lot, one of the largest in the area, has 100 linear feet of frontage on the white sand beach and is beautifully landscaped with tropical gardens and palm trees. Both the main home and the guest house open to the manicured lawn and resort-like setting with its large, heated custom-designed swimming pool and spa. The panoramic view extends from Kaena Point to Waimea Bay…the sunsets the area is known for are a nightly spectacle.”

The two-story main home, a spacious 4,500 square feet augmented by expansive lanais, is both elegant and functional with soaring ceilings and main living areas that flow seamlessly to the outdoors. Bedrooms overlook the ocean and gardens and include a luxurious master suite with its own lanai and bathroom with soaking tub and walk-in shower. There are also dual offices, a chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, separate dining room, a state-of-the-art home theater, and gym with high quality equipment. The 2,000-square-foot-plus guest house includes three separate guest suites with lanais on the second floor; a living room/family room and well equipped kitchen opening to the pool are on the ground level. A gatehouse apartment is located above the three-car garage and utility/storage area.

Perry noted that the home was designed and decorated with attention to every detail by owners with a long family history in Hawaii and particular sensitivity to that which is culturally and aesthetically in harmony with the island environment. The woods selected for interior finishes, koa in the main house, mango in the guest house, and white-washed oak in the gatehouse, complement natural stone and antique tile surfaces. Design elements also reflect influences from Asian cultures. “Smart house” technology has been integrated throughout the property in communications and security systems.

Perry has listed the estate for $9,975,000 and is showing it by appointment.

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