Top 5 Oahu home sales of 2019
Encompassing 128 acres, this Mililani legacy home and property includes a private estate home, three cottages, fruit trees, trails and endless views.
BY LISA SCONTRAS
Fetching a mere $10 million or more, the top five sales on Oahu in 2019 were, for the most part, no surprise. One in Kailua Beachside, another in Lanikai and a third at the bottom of Diamond Head — all oceanfront. And while the limited square footage of beach frontage available on the planet makes such properties rare and extraordinarily valuable, two inland homes also earned the distinction of being included in the top five.
No. 5: $10,000,000
Ala Moana Blvd.
Heyer & Associates LLC
The only condo in the top five sales of the year, this fully-furnished four bedroom, four and a half bath unit spans 4,154 square feet and includes three covered parking stalls. High-end finishes throughout add unparalleled luxury to the unit, which faces the ocean. Extravagant building amenities include a doorman, keyed elevator, concierge, and a private/ secured elevator entrance to Ala Moana Center, as well as community benefits, such as the exercise room, walking-jogging path, heated swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue and recreation areas.
No. 4: $12,000,000
A Diamond Head beachfront estate, and previously the treasured home of famed entertainer Jim Nabors, this iconic location is three doors from the Doris Duke Estate and the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design. Sweeping ocean views are focal points from this five bedroom, six bath home. Exuding an ambiance of Old Hawaii, the setting includes a spacious oceanfront yard with ocean-access gate, a glorious covered ocean view lanai, pool, and a favorite local swimming spot: Cromwell’s.
No. 3: $13,000,000
One of the surprises on the top-sales list is this classic Hawaiian style home built in 1942, with three cottages, mango and lychee trees, and expansive 128-acre rim lot in Mililani. The timeless mountain retreat is a legacy property, zoned agricultural, and includes trails and views of the gardens, the mountains and the ocean. In total, there are 12 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, and 13,246 square feet of living area.
No. 2: $14,800,000
Island Heritage Realty Inc.
Designed by architect Jeff Long of Long and Associates, this sophisticated oceanfront Lanikai estate features gorgeous windows that frame absolutely spectacular, yet tranquil ocean views. Featuring 7,441 interior square feet, six bedrooms, five full baths and two half baths, the home is designed to be luxurious with built-in electrical window shades, two laundry rooms, a magnificent gourmet kitchen, and a built-in television and audio system.
No. 1: $17,900,000
Taking top honors is this stunning seven bedroom, nine full bath, and two half bath beachfront estate in the Kailua neighborhood of Beachside. Privately gated with 125 feet of Kailua Beach frontage, and busting with amenities expected from a luxury resort, the 11,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor living includes energy-efficient lighting, whole home water filtration, climate-controlled pantry, heated pool, security, photovoltaic panels, an elevator and a back-up generator.
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