One of the two top Hawaiian listings on the market (read about the other estate here), this Hainoa Street home in the exclusive Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu resort community is a breath of fresh air. Built in 2011, the four-bedroom, $15.5 million home at times required 14 carpenters working simultaneously to complete its masterful woodwork. Mahogany finishes feature prominently throughout, from walls, windows, and door frames to striking vaulted ceilings. Hawaiian ohai tree trunks were installed as outdoor posts, giving the home’s exterior a distinct handcrafted look.
Double doors open onto a grassy courtyard connecting the estate’s three buildings. Ocean views feature prominently in the main building, which encompasses an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room with seating for 13, a den, a study, and a spacious great room. One entire wall of the great room slides back for seamless indoor-outdoor living and access to the rectangular infinity-edge pool. Views over the lava fields, golf-course greens, and palm treetops give way to the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
The two outbuildings each house two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms that include private outdoor showers. A total of 10,205 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space, sitting on a .89-acre lot, comprise the home, which is equipped with a full-house, hi-fi Sonos sound system. Residents are granted access to the beach and the amenities at the Hualalai Club and the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai—which include two 18-hole championship golf courses as well as tennis, swimming, spa, and fitness facilities—although there is no need to leave the property for a pickup game, because a basketball half-court is conveniently tucked behind the home’s three-car garage. (Inquiries: Luxury Big Island, Harold Clarke, 808.443.1320; luxurybigisland.com)