Hawaii has not had the best season in terms of natural disasters, but at the end of the day, Hawaii will always be a dream destination to visit; or as many have chosen to do over the years, purchase property on the islands for either a designated getaway to bring friends and family together under one roof, or to settle into Hawaii life as a full-time resident. We have our eyes on three distinct options for the season – two unique homes with over-the-top luxurious amenities and design, and then a condominium option that is ideal for vacations and easy maintenance. See you in Hawaii!
These two homes are located on the sunny south shore. Kukui’ula offers custom ocean-view home sites, as well as plantation-style cottages, villas and bungalows. A true agrihood, the property features a 50-acre Upcountry Farm equipped with a staff of farmers who help residents harvest on site, allowing them to explore the sacred Hawaiian culinary traditions of living off the land. From throw net fishing along the coast to exploring the farm, there is a strong relationship with the land that emphasizes living in harmony with the environment.
The hillside home by Kelly & Stone Architects opens to the panoramic ocean, mountain and golf course views and is situated to savor sunsets and spouting whales. Highlights include: the chef’s kitchen, indoor/outdoor dining areas, home theatre, great room and outdoor lanai, a raised infinity pool, detached ohana, custom wall/ceiling treatments of silver glass shards, earth Mica’, etc., use of native lava rock, sawn puka lava, clear cedar, flamed basalt, and afromosia, etc. and an oversized garage with 4 Tesla batteries.
- Home: 5,473 square feet
- Lot: 29,795 square feet
- 5 bedrooms / 5.5 baths
Inspired by the designs of mid-century Hawaiian modernist, Vladimir Ossipoff, this contemporary home (by Dean Sakamoto and Kelly and Stone Architects) embraces the landscape with spaces for seamless indoor-outdoor living. Named Hale Ike Mala, “Love of the Garden,” its setback and broad frontage on The Orchard affords privacy and dramatic ocean views. The home is fully wired with Alexa and houses a Tesla battery pack (Tesla Powerwall 2) in the garage, 100% LED lighting, as well as 12 Lumos solar panels.
- Home: 4,857 square feet
- Lot: 37,579 square feet
- 4 bedrooms / 5 baths
The high-end project officially launched sales earlier this year and is part of a multi-million-dollar transformation bringing fresh excitement to the Mauna Kea. Set mere steps from one of Hawaii’s most acclaimed beaches, Hapuna Beach. Residences offer the only true “barefoot to beach” living experience on the island.
Guided by two of Hawaii’s most respected firms – de Reus Architects and Philpotts Interiors – the Residences reinterpret island luxury for the modern age. Elegantly understated interiors and open living areas with floor-to-ceiling windows flow into well-appointed chef’s kitchens with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances – all connected by expansive oceanfront glass terraces that maximize the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of living just steps from the beach. The contemporary décor is at once strong and subtle, with warm wood accents and a neutral color palette that allow the serene lushness of the land to shine.
Owners have the opportunity to join The Club at Mauna Kea, considered the most active and vibrant Club on the island. Members enjoy preferred tee times at two world-class courses, and there is a lively social scene at the Seaside Tennis Club, named one of the world’s top five tennis experiences. Three fitness centers, inspiring dining options and a revitalizing spa rejuvenate and refuel the mind, body and soul. Owners also have exclusive access to the new Amaui Club at Mauna Kea Resort, with fitness activities, massage, men’s and woman’s locker rooms with steam showers, a pool, water slide and barbecue area.
The first phase of sales – 17 of the 62 contemporary luxury condominiums are now available for purchase. Residences range from one to four bedrooms and up to 3,400 square feet. Pricing starts at $1.5 million.