In luxury real estate, there has been a movement towards designing residences that feel more “resort” than “home.” The idea behind it is not entirely mysterious. Architects want to make homeowners feel as if they are on vacation at their favorite five-star hotel, rather than the hum-drum familiarity of need-tos and have-tos. This newly listed $22.8 million avenue-to-ocean beachfront estate marketed by the Coldwell Banker Previews International® program on Hawaii’s world-renowned Kailua Beach pays tribute to this luxury design trend in spectacular form.
Designed by award-winning architect Peter Vincent, Hale Palekaiko or “House of Paradise” as it is called, stays true to its name. The “magical Indo-Modern design,” says listing agent Anne Oliver, “represents the epitome of residential resort living.” From Vincent’s unparalleled global materials palette to his enticing outdoor entertainment pavilion concept, the privately gated Hale Palekaiko promises nothing but relaxing days lounging in the sun under a paradise sky.
The proof is in the rich yet beachy details, imported from all over the world. Bleached Burmese teak hardwoods, imported Italian Travertine slab flooring, whitewashed bamboo vaulted ceilings, hand hewn natural coral stone walls and Italian Calacutta Luccicoso marble countertops all blend to create a masterful sense of beauty, both indoors and out.
The main residence encompasses approximately 8,348 square feet with four bedrooms, each boasting expansive windows and views.
In the kitchen, there is a fully-equipped butler’s pantry—and to a private chef’s delight, an herb garden.
The media room provides plenty of opportunity for high-styled entertaining with a sleek fireplace, 4k HD TV and surround audio system. Nothing was spared in terms of technology either: a state-of-the-art iPad and iPhone controlled Savant Home Automation System allows the future homeowner to control lighting, climate, entertainment and security from a single app, while 16-camera security system with 24-hour monitoring and a hi-fidelity audio system streams music throughout the entire property.
The outdoor pool pavilion provides the “wow” factor with pool, spa, wet bar, HD TV, kitchen area with BBQ and pizza oven and poolside spa bathroom—most likely where the homeowners will spend the majority of their time. A spacious guest residence with three bedrooms and three and a half baths adds comfortable quarters for those visitors who prefer their privacy.
Set against the backdrop of Kailua Beach, Hale Palekaiko is the epitome of the resort-style home— Peter Vincent’s ode to the enduring quest to live in a permanent state of holiday. It is a place where need-tos and have-tos are left behind at the gate, under the gentle whisper of swaying palms and singing ocean. A true “House of Paradise.”
To find out more about this special residence, contact Anne Oliver at (808) 292-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.