Three-hundred-thousand years ago, eruptions in the Ko’olau Range created the spectacle of Diamond Head. Today, the smattering of estate properties at the monument’s feet forms one of the most coveted and prestigious neighborhoods in all of Hawaii. Diamond Head’s crown jewel, the exquisite six-bedroom, eight-bath, 9,625-square-foot waterfront estate was just listed for $21,500,000 by Tracy Allen of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Honolulu.
Majestic state monument on one side. The azure waters of the Pacific Ocean on the other. Life in this luxury sandwich is, indeed, extraordinary. This property’s prime placement between these two exquisite natural wonders, with more than a half-acre of land featuring 183 linear feet of ocean frontage, is awe-inspiring. The residence itself matches the setting with grand space, opulent features, and careful orientation so as to maximize the breathtaking views.
Drive through the gated circular entry, into the porte cochere, where a lush grotto and cascading water features await. Step down into the luxe living room, and the ocean beckons you through an entire wall of glass at the far end. Thankfully, a built-in window seat stretches the full length of the space so you can lounge with a view of the surf.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to absorb those spectacular vistas from just about every inch of the home’s nearly 10,000 square feet. The expansive formal dining is encased in glass on two sides for uninterrupted views of the sea, the sunset, the pool, and a pocket of palms that rise among lush, tropical foliage.
Ride the elevator to the luxurious master suite, where the whitewater and horizon views make the large space feel even more indulgent—especially when you can also gaze out over the water from the soaking tub in the spa bath, as well. Head outside, where the immense lanai offers a shaded spot to enjoy the spoils of oceanfront living. Beyond lies a large lawn and access down to the shore.
Should you be able to pry yourself away from the tranquil surroundings, you’ll appreciate the fact that this prestigious address also offers easy access to amenities such as the private Waialae Country Club and is a 10-minute drive to Waikiki.