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Big Island Estate Makes Top 10 List of Hawai‘i’s Priciest Homes

April 6, 2017, 12:44 PM HST
* Updated April 6, 3:07 PM
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PropertyShark.com has compiled a list of the 10 most expensive properties for sale in Hawai‘i, including a property listed at $27,500,000 on the Big Island (see No. 8 below).

Boasting what is probably the highest concentration of breathtaking vistas in the U.S., not to mention gorgeous weather and a laid-back lifestyle, Hawai‘i is a top destination not only for tourism, but for some pretty swanky real estate as well, with the top end of Hawai‘i’s real estate market featuring some of the most dreamy—and pricey—real estate in the country.

Ranging in price from just short of $25 million to a whopping $45 million, the most expensive homes for sale in Hawai‘i are all about that sweet island life: tropical landscaping, thousands of square feet of laid-back indoor-outdoor living, infinity pools with endless ocean vistas and whale watching from the comfort of your living room—these fabulous pads are all about being on a perpetual paradise getaway.

As for the most expensive home for sale in Hawai–i right now (see No. 1 below), it is an artfully renovated and expanded home that’s an ode to Hawaiiana, with bespoke décor and artwork, ocean and mountain views, four separate residences—oh and a 1,875-square-foot pool!

The overall residential buying market in the Aloha State is experiencing very healthy growth numbers at the moment, with the O‘ahu single-family median sale price hitting a near-record $755,000 in February 2017—just short of the record $760,000 set in June of last year.

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Condo prices have inched higher, too, especially as sales figures saw double-digit increases due to extremely tight inventory in the single-family market (per the Honolulu Board of REALTORS). And it’s not just the densely-populated capital area that’s tearing it up right now—Maui hit the

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And it’s not just the densely-populated capital area that’s tearing it up right now—Maui hit the highest median sale price for condos since February 2009 early this year.

Although the luxury section of Hawai‘i real estate remains a buyer’s market due to an overabundance of inventory—with some submarkets sporting up to 17 months of inventory—this is part of an overall nationwide trend reflected in many mainland states such as Florida and Colorado.

No. 10
210 Kalaheo Avenue, Kailua, O‘ahu, Kailua
Asking price: $24,980,000

210 Kalaheo Avenue © Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty

Touted as “one of O‘ahu’s most significant beachfront estates,” this 1.5-acre tropical paradise on Kailua Beach on O‘ahu has a bit of a celebrity status, having hosted numerous VIPs and Hollywood types in recent years. In fact, the property itself is a celebrity; it was featured on Hawaii Five-0’s “Ho’opa’i” episode. Comprising a five-bed main residence complete with waterfall pool and a three-bed guest house, the property totals 17,333 square feet of covered living area with lānai abounding.

No. 9
4000 Wailea Alanui Drive, #102, Kīhei, Maui
Asking price: $25,000,000

4000 Wailea Alanui Drive #102 © Wailea Point Realty

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Located 40 feet above the water on Maui’s famed Wailea Beach, this two-bed, 3,850-square-foot Wailea Point condo boasts some of the most fabulous views on the island—you can actually do some whale watching from the comfort of your own home! With almost 30 acres of landscaped grounds, including edible landscaping, and a host of amenities, such as pools, entertainment pavilions and tennis courts, residents at the golf-cart-friendly community enjoy a pretty laid-back lifestyle.

No. 8
69-2012 Nani Paniau Place, Puako, Big Island
Asking price: $27,500,000

69-2012 Nani Paniau Place © Mauna Kea Realty

One of the largest privately owned oceanfront compounds on the Kohala Coast, the 7.45-acre park-like estate boasts a swoon-inducing 1,000 feet of ocean frontage, high levels of privacy and easy access to the area’s resorts and retail. The estate consists of 10 parcels, with the largest one holding the 10,000-square-foot, seven-bed residence designed by Lucky Bennett.

No. 7
3244 S Kīhei, Kīhei, Maui
Asking price:$28,000,000

3244 S Kihei © Christie’s International Real Estate

Located on the southern end of the famed Keawakapu Beach in South Maui, this nine-bed home boasts direct beachfront access while maintaining utter privacy from beachgoers. Totaling 13,422 square feet, the home includes three ocean view master suites, penthouse level sundecks, fitness center, pool and garden.

No. 6
7505 Mākena Road, Mākena, Maui
Asking price: $29,000,000

7505 Makena Road © Island Sotheby’s International Realty

For those who love outdoor cinemas, this might just be the ultimate dream home with its swanky outdoor theater that rises from the pool deck. Nestled on a 1-acre parcel, the eight-bed residence also offers 10,000 square-feet of indoor-outdoor Hawaiian living with infinite Pacific Ocean views, lush landscaping, water features, close to 4,000 square feet of deck and outdoor furniture, as well as a six-car garage. But honestly, we’re still stuck on that outdoor theater.

No. 5
2590 Kauapea Road, Kilauea, Kaua‘i
Asking price:$29,500,000

2590 Kauapea Road © Christie’s International Real Estate

Overlooking Kaua‘i’s North Shore—and beyond—from its position above Secret Beach, this 28-acre, four-parcel estate awaits new owners to take its swankiness to the next level. Currently, the property holds a three-bed home with 2,715 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space with a screened-in lānai and 55-foot custom pool with an adjoining hot tub. The estate also features an organic orchard of tropical fruit trees and is convenient for Princeville Airport.

No. 4
2620-A Kaupea Road, Kilauea, Kaua‘i
Asking price: $30,000,000

2620-A Kaupea Road © Christie’s International Real Estate

Featuring fantastic views from its vantage point atop a Secret Beach bluff, this 1.45-acre, four-bed gated property comes with a main home and a guest home, a deeded trail to the beach and a 5-acre perpetual use easement on an adjacent property. On the market furnished, the property features a pool, spa and “one of the largest continuous glass windows in the State of Hawai‘i” to better enjoy the property’s spectacular whale and dolphin watching possibilities.

No. 3
1118 Ala Moana Boulevard #GPH 35, Honolulu, O‘ahu
Asking price: $35,000,000

1118 Ala Moana Boulevard #GPH 35 © List Sotheby’s International Realty

One of only two grand penthouses at the ultra-luxurious Waiea development, this 8,532-square-foot condo is perched on the 35th floor, offering highly coveted 360-degree views of Waikīkī, Diamond Head, the Pacific Ocean and mountains. The six-bed home boasts a fabulous 2,000-square-foot lanai with ocean-facing infinity pool and comes with a design credit for home customization. Owners will enjoy access to Waiea’s exclusive amenities such as the landscaped 7th floor amenity deck, complete with dog park.

No. 2
1118 Ala Moana Boulevard #GPH 36, Honolulu, O‘ahu
Asking price: $36,000,000

1118 Ala Moana Boulevard #GPH 36 © Waiea Ward Village

The second grand penthouse at Waiea, this five-bed condo is the epitome of Hawai‘i high-rise luxury living with its private rooftop infinity pool, sky lānai with outdoor kitchen, 360-degree views of Waikiki, Diamond Head, the Pacific Ocean and mountains, and four-car garage. Waiea is the flagship building of the 60-acre Ward Village, the only LEED Platinum-certified neighborhood in Hawai‘i and the largest one in the U.S.

No. 1
5418 Weke Road, Hanalei, Kaua‘i
Asking price: $45,000,000

5418 Weke Road © 5418weke.com

Oozing old Hawai‘i charm, this 2.5-acre compound on surfers’ paradise Hanalei Beach is a unique nine-bed, multi-property estate totaling 14,720 square feet of fully restored living space enriched with bespoke furniture and décor as well as carefully curated artwork. The family compound includes a five-bed main residence boasting both ocean and mountain views, a two-bed beachfront home and 1-bed studio available for purchase separately for a cool $35 million. In addition, you can get a two-bedroom pool cottage  with a 1,875-square-foot pool and 2,387 square feet of decking for those who’d rather go big and own the entire $45 million estate.

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