A unique offering on Kauai’s south shore, this five-bedroom residence on Ke Alaula Street (known as Kahalawai number seven), is a lesson in sophistication. Offering a home-away-from-home vibe with welcoming tropical touches, this hillside abode (the work of Kelly & Stone Architects) is unlike any other on the south shore.
With captivating views (of mountain, ocean and golf course panoramas) from pretty much everywhere you look, the home exudes a sense of zen that is further enhanced by the spa-like, dual master suite.
Located on the opposite side of the residence, the guest suite offers privacy for visitors. Other notable assets in this 5,500-sq-ft wonder include a chef’s kitchen, home theater, expansive great room and spacious outdoor lanai, plus indoor/outdoor dining areas. The interiors pay homage to the area through the use of local materials like native lava rock, sawn puka lava, flamed basalt and afromosia.
The oversized garage comes equipped with four Tesla batteries. But the pièce de résistance is the pool: An infinity pool on all four sides (instead of just one side facing the ocean, as is the norm), the pool is raised to meet the ocean horizon and has three stone walls where overflowing water cascades to create a magical water feature.
$13.7m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 808 742 0234, kukuiula.com
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This article appears in the 29 Nov 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Winter 2021/22