At Home Around The World: Big Island Mansion Estate

Situated in the exclusive community of Kukio, this 14,500-square-foot beachfront mansion is priced at $49 million.

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Presented by Carrie Nicholson, Hawaii Life

Set amidst the sublime beauty of the Pacific island landscape, Hawaii is home to some of the most coveted real estate in the world. Within this finite selection of Hawaiian properties is an even more limited supply of beachfront homes, with the rarest being the beachfront mansion. Then there are the distinguished, luxury seaside mansions like 72-118 Lei Kaunaoa Place that represent the height of Hawaiian real estate.

Standing on Kona Coast on the western end of Hawaii Island, the 2008 estate covers an impressive 14,500 square feet. The roomy layout is made to feel all the more spacious thanks to an open, indoor/outdoor design that runs from the front to the back, allowing for an ocean breeze to fill the entirety of the home.

Designed by Shay Zak of Zak Architecture, a motif of water can be seen by walking directly through the home, first in the entry courtyard pond and fountain, next by the backyard saline pool and spa and finally in the expanse of ocean which can be accessed via a private pathway.

The relaxed, serene vibe felt throughout the property does not mean a lack of sophistication. No expense was spared in the material selection, which includes scalloped teak roofing, golden travertine stone walls imported from Turkey, custom Koa, Mango, Teak, and Bamboo wood finishes and smooth Venetian plaster.

Encompassing seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and an array of versatile spaces, other highlights include a state-of-the-art home theater, yoga room and a mediation garden. The expansive property is located just steps away from the Kukio Golf and Beach Club inside of the residential 1,100-acre enclave, Kukio.

About the area: Kukio is an exclusive residential community located on the Big Island of Hawaii. The area is renowned for its unparalleled luxury and natural beauty. Nestled along the pristine Kona Coast, this meticulously planned neighborhood spans over 1,100 acres of coastal and upland terrain, offering a harmonious blend of stunning landscapes and top-notch amenities. The residences in Kukio are characterized by their architectural elegance, with a focus on integrating seamlessly into the surrounding environment.


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