LuxeGetaways Magazine – Fall/Winter 2017 | Kohanaiki is a private residential community on the Big Island in Kona with a funny way of capturing the hearts of those fortunate enough to call this Hawaiian paradise home. Larger than all of the Hawaiian islands combined, you will find an exotic mix of white, black and green sand beaches and lush rainforests in an environment that is simply inspirational. Kohanaiki embodies the best of it all, and is located just two miles south of the Kona International Airport. Here, 450 acres of oceanfront property with 1.5 miles of beach and the highest level of activities, amenities and services allow this luxury community to be the playground for the residents of Kohanaiki.
The stage is set with the exquisitely designed Clubhouse that is a beautiful combination of luxury and comfort. With breathtaking views of the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean and the 18th hole of the stunning Rees Jones golf course, this Clubhouse has something for everyone in your family. With more than 67,000 square feet of space, members and their guests want for absolutely nothing with the first-class services and amenities. The clubhouse is also home to the blissful spa, beautifully laid out with hot tubs, dry saunas, plunge pools, a relaxation garden and a yoga lawn with a number of personalized treatments that are exclusively Hawaiian.
There is a games/billiard room complete with a bowling alley; a movie theater; a Members’ shop; expansive work out areas and pools with luxurious changing rooms, each incorporating a bar and relaxation areas; Kōnane, their signature chop-style restaurant and sushi bar; private Members’ dining rooms; a wine and cheese tasting room and personal wine lockers for each Member; a truly special wine collection; an elevated event lawn, pool and hot tubs; a “secret” speakeasy-style cigar room, poker room, and a scotch bar behind a hidden door; an onsite master brewer crafting unique beers, craft sodas, kombucha, and keifer water; even a library featuring a rare collection of Hawaiian literature and a museum-worthy collection of more than 200 artworks and artifacts reminding members of the land’s rich history and culture.
Living at Kohanaiki
Once you have been accepted as a member at Kohanaiki, the options are practically endless when selecting a home that best suits you and your family. Prices range from $3 to $30 million, and for those wanting to design your own home, Kohanaiki Builders can make your dream Hawaiian hideaway a reality. Glazier Le, Zak Architecture, Jim McLaughlin and Warren Sunnland are several of the architectural firms that have brought their unique flair to Kohanaiki – all bringing exceptional craftsmanship, natural materials and unparalleled attention to detail.
Kohanaiki is known for their amazing attention to detail in every way, and I love that they have created the Hale Club, which includes 17 freestanding, completely furnished luxury homes that each contain 1-4 bedrooms, an open concept living area and full kitchen, and outdoor common entertainment areas. This allows for new residents to enjoy every part of the membership while their homes are being completed.
Featured Residence: Hale `Alani 40
Hale `Alani Residences are a striking collection of single-family and paired homes that are located between the 7th and 8th holes of the golf course. Both the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands and the topography of this region was the inspiration when Khoi Le of Glazer Le Architects was designing these homes. The results of this inspiration are homes that are unique on the Big Island in terms of style and design sensibility. I am particularly impressed with these homes for the way that each layout encourages indoor/outdoor living with the use of the large sliding mahogany doors that open directly to the lānai and private yard. Perfection!
Hale `Alani 40 offers views of the 8th fairway, neighboring Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, and the ocean. Trust me, these views are amazing, and whether this home is your full time residence or a second home, you will never get tired of these views… or spending time on your spacious lānai. This home has been fully furnished with a custom furniture package by Sequoia Contract Works, which works perfectly with the design of this home.
- Architect: Glazier Le Architects
- Builder: Armstrong Builders LLC
- Year Built: 2016
- View: Ocean Golf Lake
- Amenities: Pool Spa Furnished
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3.5
- Interior Square Feet: 2,264 square feet
- Garage: 482 square feet
- Covered Lānai: 817 square feet
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