Hanalei, HI 96714
Listing RemarksTruly among the finest offerings on the island of Kauai, this home was voted the Wall Street Journal "Home of the Year" for 2018. Positioned on its own hillside peninsula on a large, double lot in Kukui‘ula, this estate home offers commanding views of the ocean and surrounding mountains from most every vantage point. Built as a private residence, the attention to detail and focus on quality is evident throughout the home.
Approaching the entrance, sliced-lava rock pillars and noble Sapele front doors open to dramatic views of the Pacific ocean, and the spacious and comfortable interior. Warm woods, soaring ceilings, and luxurious stone floors pull you into the seamless indoor/outdoor living experience, where the main pool in view seems to float into the sky and ocean beyond. The home was designed by world-renowned architect, Bing Hu, whose work focuses on creating harmony with a property’s natural and cultural surroundings, with the complementing interior designed by Mary Philpots McGraph.
Honed granite countertops, solid Sapele cabinets, and the highest-end appliances exude a sense of performance and quality in the gourmet kitchen. The master suite is thoughtfully placed at one end of the residence, offering a sanctuary of privacy and refinement with its spa-inspired ensuite giving way to a private hot tub and marble steam shower. Additional bedrooms at the other side of the residence, each ensuite, include private outdoor showers, lanai and walk-in closets. Custom lava rock walls ensconce this gated property which offers a combined indoor/outdoor living space of over 7800 sq. ft., including a private guesthouse, main pool, hot tub, cold plunge, yoga pavilion, multiple outdoors showers, and beautiful gardens that complete this gracious estate. Architectural plans for a two-bedroom, oceanview addition with lanai are available with purchase. This property is located in the exclusive Kahalawai neighborhood within the master-planned community of Kukui’ula