Giant, glassy waves dominate Hawaii’s fabled North Shore of Oahu, known world-over as an international surfing mecca. The carefree coastal vibe draws an all-season crowd of professional and amateur surfers, tourists and TV types.
Near a beach camp where TV series Lostwas filmed, an oceanfront home along North Shore’s Papiloa Road in Haleiwa is set to be auctioned on 25 February 2016 through Concierge Auctions. Previously offered for US$22 million, the property called Hale Kahakai will sell without reserve in cooperation with Anne Hogan Perry, a realtor from Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties.
Perry says: “Hale Kahakai is an extraordinary piece of land that embodies the word tranquility. It’s magnificent panoramic coastal views showcase grandiose mountains, endless sugar sand beaches and countless sea turtles. The entire home experience elicits a sense of history, culture and oneness with nature.”
The property’s natural elevation allows stunning views including of beach front and ocean. The owners will be able to walk to Haleiwa town via uninterrupted seaside.
Built by its current owners in 2001, the home integrates grand architectural design with Asian-inspired decor. Chinese and Japanese elements and antiques were collected over a period of four years prior to the home’s construction. Ancient treasures adorn the estate, including an 800-year-old Buddha in one of the ponds, 300-year-old Chinese castle doors as the entrance into the state-of-the-art theatre room and an antique Japanese shrine carving found in the grand room.
Some of the other artworks and koa furniture were commissioned exclusively for the home by local artists and woodworkers. On the outside, the exterior and sweeping roofline were modelled after the Honolulu Museum of Art, while the concrete pillars were modelled after architect Vladimir Osipoff’s signature style seen throughout the Outrigger Canoe Club and the Pacific Club, both in Honolulu.
Hale Kahakai has six bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms including a master space that takes up the entire second floor. It encompasses an en-suite bedroom, wet bar and office space that opens to two terraces.
The main living room on the ground floor spreads out to an infinity pool and garden area. The lush grounds are landscaped with native Hawaiian plants and there’s bound to be a tiki torch planted somewhere. In addition, a separate three-bedroom guesthouse and caretaker’s apartment complete the property.
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