A $23 Million View Of Paradise Above Hawaii’s Hanalei Bay

Picturesque Hanalei Bay is known for its seascape.

Sand, waves and mountains meet to create views from Princeville, on the north shore of the Hawaii island of Kauai, that add an intrinsic value to the bluff homes there.

Proof of this is evident at 5121 Hanalei Plantation Road, which provides a panoramic window on this island paradise, framing vistas that change with the time of day, weather and season.

hanalei bay luxury home at 5121 Hanalei Plantation Road, Kauai

The home’s most distinguishable feature is its wide-hipped roof, which has a more gradual pitch than a gabled roof and gives the home a low-profile appearance (HAWAI’I LIFE).

Apropos of the street name and a location with a sugarcane farming history, the 2006 contemporary takes its design cues from Hawaii plantation architecture. The most distinguishable feature of this style is the wide-hipped roof, which has a more gradual pitch than a gabled roof and gives the home a low-profile appearance in keeping with its natural surroundings.

The design surprise is the central outdoor living room, which serves as the focal point for the three sections of the house. The open-air space includes greenery, a dining area, a lounge and an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue. A transparent roof retracts to shelter the room when needed.

central outdoor living room accessible by three sections hanalei bay luxury home

The design surprise is the central outdoor living room, which serves as the focal point for the three sections of the house (HAWAI’I LIFE).

Vaulted ceilings cap the 8,173 square feet of indoor space. Their wooden surfaces draw the eye upward, while multiple fireplaces enhance the warm ambiance created by the extensive use of wood.

saltwater infinity pool at luxury hawaii home 5121 Hanalei Plantation Road, Kauai

Stone patios and wooden terraces ring one side of the saltwater infinity pool (HAWAI’I LIFE).

Natural stone and walls of glass are used throughout the three-structure residence.

The major portion of the house contains an indoor living room, a formal dining room and a center-island kitchen with dual ranges and sinks. Including the den and gym on the lower level, the main structure accounts for nearly 3,800 square feet of the living space.

vaulted ceiling living room luxury hawaii home 5121 Hanalei Plantation Road, Kauai

Vaulted ceilings top a large dining patio (HAWAI’I LIFE).

The separate, primary bedroom suite of about 1,275 square feet has a study, a stand-alone soaking tub and access to a private garden with an outdoor shower.

5121 Hanalei Plantation Road, Kauai interior corridor hawaii luxury

Natural stone and walls of glass are used throughout the three-structure residence (HAWAI’I LIFE).

Two en-suite guestrooms make up the third building for a total of four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room in all.

office den inside luxury hawaii home at 5121 Hanalei Plantation Road, Kauai

Including the den and gym on the lower level, the main structure accounts for nearly 3,800 square feet of the living space (HAWAI’I LIFE).

Deep eaves create a transition from the interiors to additional outdoor living spaces, including a triangular-shaped balcony with glass railings.

bedroom inside a luxury hawaii home at 5121 Hanalei Plantation Road, Kauai

Floor-to-ceiling windows bring picturesque views into the home’s four bedrooms (HAWAI’I LIFE).

Stone patios and wooden terraces ring one side of the saltwater infinity pool. A waterfall spa is set at an angle within the mirror-like swimming pool.

hawaii luxury home at 5121 Hanalei Plantation Road, Kauai

Accent lighting sets the house aglow at night (HAWAI’I LIFE).

The nearly one-acre gated property is listed for $22.75 million with Ben Welborn and Neal Norman of Hawai’i Life.

driveway leading to 5121 Hanalei Plantation Road in princeville kauai hawaii

The driveway leading to 5121 Hanalei Plantation Road (HAWAI’I LIFE).

 

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