What’s Selling For $4.4 Million In Hawaii, Hong Kong And Southern California

From a five-acre orchard in Santa Barbara to a resort-style spread on the Big Island of Hawai'i, here's a look at what $4.4 million buys in three real estate markets (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

In this week’s look at the world’s finest homes, I took a look at what’s for sale for about $4.4 million in three markets that rank among the most desirable pockets in the world: Hawaii, Hong Kong and Southern California. Whether you’re in the market for a second home, an income property or a trophy estate, these coveted markets run the gamut when it comes to luxury living. From a five-acre orchard estate to a garden duplex with a pool, here’s a look at what $4.4 million buys in Discovery Bay, Kamuela and Santa Barbara.

Discovery Bay, Hong Kong | $4.38 million

private swimming pool at garden duplex in 18 Bayside Drive Discovery Bay Hong Kong

The duplex at Positano Discovery Bay boast’s the development’s largest private swimming pool (OKAY.COM).

This contemporary duplex in Discovery Bay’s Positano highrise features the largest private swimming pool and garden in the highly sought-after development. The open-concept floor plan incorporates bi-folding glass doors in the dining room area that open the space to the garden and pool.

bedroom inside garden duplex at positano 18 Bayside Drive, Discovery Bay hong kong

The garden duplex has three bedrooms, all of which are located on the second level (OKAY.COM).

Features: A total of three bedrooms, all outfitted with hardwood floors, lie on the upper level. The primary bedroom suite includes a spa-inspired bathroom and a balcony overlooking the garden, Discovery Bay, and the ocean.

18 Bayside Drive, Discovery Bay positano master bathroom garden duplex hong kong

The primary bathroom, which adjoins the primary bedroom, takes in city and mountain views (OKAY.COM).

Other perks: Residences in the luxurious Positano Discovery Bay development each take in a spectacular view of Siena Park and Hong Kong Island. The residential community of Discovery Bay, which has a large ex-pat population, is about 30 minutes from Central Pier by ferry and close to Hong Kong International Airport.

Kamuela, Hawai’i | $4.2 million

contemporary house at 68-1051 Honokaope Place - Big Island, Hawaii Kamuela, HI

The two-story contemporary takes resort-style living to the next level with ample covered patio space, an outdoor kitchen and an infinity-edge swimming pool (HAWAI’I LIFE).

Located on the Kohala Coast in gated Mauna Lani Resort, this contemporary home has a resort-style vibe with its tropical landscaping, infinity-edge swimming pool and private main suite lanai. At the heart of the house is a great room lined with 12-foot pocketing glass walls that perfectly frame mountain and golf course views.

two-story living room house 68-1051 Honokaope Place - Big Island, Hawaii Kamuela, HI

Inside the home, high ceilings and walls of glass make for a nice and bright interior (HAWAI’I LIFE).

Features: The four-bedroom home is a showcase of fine interior details and features hardwood and stone floors, motorized sun shades and beautiful mahogany cabinets and trim throughout the two-level floor plan. The sparkling chef’s kitchen pairs a granite-topped center island with up-market appliances.

Prestigious 49 Black Sand Beach house pool 68-1051 Honokaope Place - Big Island, Hawaii

Residents of Mauna Lani Resort have access to an exclusive member’s clubhouse and the acclaimed Napua restaurant (HAWAI’I LIFE).

Other perks: Come for the scenery, stay for the five-star living. Residents of Mauna Lani Resort have access to the community’s oceanfront clubhouse, which is reserved exclusively for residents and guests and includes the beachfront pool and the award-winning, on-site Napua restaurant.

Santa Barbara, California | $4.4 million

aerial view of orchards goleta estate 1130 Via Del Rey Santa Barbara, CA

The five-acre estate called Vista Del Rey features a grove full of citrus, avocado and other fruit trees (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

Nestled in the scenic Goleta Foothills of Santa Barbara, this custom estate is one of 11 homes in a unique gated community with some of the most spectacular views in the area. One part resort, one part farmland, the property called Vista Del Rey was designed for large and intimate gatherings and enjoying the indoor-outdoor lifestyle of Southern California.

living room with fireplace and wet bar 1130 Via Del Rey Santa Barbara, CA

The single-story house features a large great room with beamed ceilings and a wet bar (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

Features: The single-story house has more than 4,500 square feet of living space, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Vaulted and beamed ceilings top the living room, which incorporates a sunken bar. The home’s chef kitchen serves as the home’s hub and connects to nearly all of the formal rooms.

5 Acre Orchard Estate 1130 Via Del Rey Santa Barbara, CA, USA

The property is almost entirely powered by a 30-panel solar array. The four-car attached garage has a charger for an electric vehicle (VILLAGE PROPERTIES).

Other perks: Farm-to-table becomes an everyday experience when surrounded by producing vineyards. The five-acre property, which is almost entirely powered by a ground solar system, has a bountiful grove of mandarin, lemon, avocado and other fruit trees. Much of the produce grown has benefited Santa Barbara Food Bank’s Backyard Bounty program in recent years.

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Neal is the Chief Content Officer at Forbes Global Properties. A content strategist with more than a decade of experience in the sports, entertainment and real estate spaces he previously launched a sports real estate column and chronicled L.A.’s biggest home sales for the Los Angeles Times' award-winning “Hot Property” section.

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