Over the years, I have seen some truly spectacular homes here in Hawaii - from movie star mansions to CEO villas, the multitude of luxury homes in this corner of the world has always impressed me. Yet these 3 exquisite properties set the bar even higher, offering their potential owners a luxury lifestyle that's probably the best in the world. But don't just take my word for it - read on and find out how they earned their eye-popping price tags!
1. 6191 Hauaala Rd (Kauai) - $25 Million
As the single most expensive home for sale right now in Hawaii (excluding undeveloped land, of course), and with an asking price of $25 million, you might think that 6191 Hauaala Road has a lot to prove - but even a cursory glance at this wonderful property will clearly explain its position at the top of this list. With 3 separate residences boasting over 10,000 square feet of combined living space, hosting friends and family is never a problem here! The primary home, known as the "Cistern House," is a 3-bed/3.5-bath masterwork constructed largely from rare Hawaiian koa, Brazilian cherry, and walnut woods. Built as recently as 2006, the Cistern House also features wrap-around lanais, which facilitate gorgeous views of the surrounding scenery from any side of the house.
This property's second-largest residence, the Valley House, was built in 2004 and comprises 2 beds/2 baths, while its third and final residence, the Gatehouse, is the smallest with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Beyond all of these fine residences, the property also incorporates over 100 acres of lush land, which includes the oldest grove of lynchee trees in all of Hawaii, a 125-year-old arch bridge, and a 75 foot waterfall which can be swum in at the bottom. Rounding out the amenities of this jaw-dropping property are its dual 4-bay garages, both of which are certified as being hurricane-proof.
2. 3580 Anini Rd (Kauai) - $24 Million
As far as silver medals go, you could do a lot worse than the second most expensive home for sale in Hawaii: 3580 Anini Road! This private beachfront property on the trendy northern coast of Kauai boasts over 400 feet of white sand right on the water, which typically experiences year-round calm waves thanks to its highly-coveted location right beside the state's largest contiguous coral reef. Whether you are a fan of swimming and snorkeling in the ocean, going boating with friends, or simply relaxing in the sun, this property is perfect for those who wish to enjoy life while being surrounded by some of the finest scenery the Hawaiian islands have to offer.
The residence itself at 3580 Anini Road is no less spectacular than the rest of the property, with 4 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms spread out across 4,807 square feet of living area. With a splendorous design that harkens back to the glory days of tropical luxury living, it should come as no surprise that this home was designed by the famed architect Thomas Bingham. Thanks to a sleek internal design which evokes the very best of modernism, as well as a colonial-style exterior that leaves little doubt as to the luxurious nature of the structure itself, this home most certainly deserves its reputation as one of Hawaii's finest pieces of real estate.
3. 503 Portlock Rd (Oahu) - $23 Million
3rd place has never looked quite as good as the bronze medalist in our "3 Most Expensive Homes" list: 503 Portlock Road! With 7 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms spread out over 10,000 square feet of top-of-the-line living space and surrounded by almost 2 acres of lush property, there's no denying the multi-faceted appeal of this home. Looking for a spacious home in which to raise a large family, host friends for dinner parties, or simply kick back and enjoy the good things in life? If so, you could hardly do better than 503 Portlock Road, which features a colonial-style tropical design that harkens back to a bygone age of architectural pomp and respectability.
Not only is this property located on Oahu, it's even got a coastline view straight to that gorgeous island's defining natural landmark: Diamond Head! Situated near Maunalua Bay, 503 Portlock Road is the perfect choice for the homeowner who wants to enjoy some peace and quiet in the countryside, but who also wants to be within convenient driving distance of Honolulu. The best of both worlds: what more could one possibly ask for?