Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Located about 2,500 miles from the U.S. mainland, Hawaii’s remote location makes it the ideal escape from the pace and pressures of ordinary life. Each year, tourists clamor at the chance to experience the verdant landscape, vibrant flowers, white-sand beaches, and balmy temperatures in efforts to replenish the mind, body, and soul.
But what if such tranquility was the norm, rather than a deviation? The opportunity to enjoy perpetual respite exists on a property like this premier beachfront estate on O’ahu, the most populous Hawaiian island. Nestled between a lush mountainous backdrop and the ocean, the eight-bedroom, 10-full-bathroom residence is not only a veritable resort, but an eco-friendly, LEED-certified home as well. A tour through the property sets its status as a special slice of paradise for those who are lucky enough to inhabit it.
At first glance, the beachfront home is naturally stunning due to impeccable landscaping, a crown-jewel swimming pool, and the exquisitely designed interior. However, its distinction is derived from the intention behind its construction, where careful consideration is given to the impact of living amidst tropical bliss.
Designed by award-winning Gast Architects of San Francisco, the home has been awarded the gold certification from LEED. Evaluated on a points system, LEED-certified buildings are synonymous with sustainability, and their design addresses factors such as carbon footprint, energy consumption, and the management of water resources. On this property, notable environmental features include Voltaic solar energy use for hot water, sustainable heating and cooling systems, and electric-car charging stations.
Smart home features provide similar innovative aspects alongside the home’s impressive eco-friendly elements. Almost every functional aspect of the home has been elevated, including energy-efficient lighting, a whole-home water filtration system, and climate-controlled pantry and wine storage. Other smart home features, like the swimming pool heating, security, an elevator, and even a backup generator, help automate and alleviate any concerns that could challenge the peace Hawaii’s natural splendor provides.
Location is paramount to any property, and the location of this home epitomizes utopia. Privately gated, it’s situated on 125 feet of beachfront with soft, white sand stretching for miles, and turquoise sea views as far as the eye can see. It’s a stunning spot for activities such as strolling, swimming, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding—or simply basking in the island’s sunny embrace. The home’s layout is also perfectly designed for taking in sunset views, so there isn’t a bad seat in the house when the day comes to an end.
Inside the home—which consists of 11,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space—a neutral and calming color scheme reflects the breezy, beach aesthetic found outside. Natural wood finishes are placed throughout as rich complementary accents, such as the ceiling beams, elegant furniture, and expansive kitchen cabinetry. And to add to the property’s authenticity and commitment to sustainability, much of the wood has been salvaged from tropical hardwoods.
Stepping onto this beachfront property feels like coming home to a private resort each and every time. Outdoor amenities include a sprawling pool surrounded by palm trees with ample space for lounging, a grotto with a waterfall curtain, and a rejuvenating hot tub after those long days spent in the sun—or after a session at the personal gym, complete with barre.
Offering the unique opportunity to own a gold-certified LEED home, this O’ahu property proposes an outstanding, secluded lifestyle on one of Hawaii’s most desired beaches. And, as Honolulu International Airport is a mere 20-minutes away, it can be an equally relaxing and convenient getaway. For most, island living is used as a trope used to mitigate life’s constant demands—at this property, it’s woven into the foundation.
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