There are escapes and then there are escapes. You know the kind that inspire the senses and move the soul? This rare gated property in Kihei situated along Maui’s southwest shore, our latest Home of the Week, is just that kind of getaway.
Let’s start with the location. Positioned peacefully above the white sand of Palau’ea Beach on over three acres, Keauhou at Makena Estate promises privacy, ocean views and postcard-worthy sunsets. Then there’s the design. The Hawaiiana-style single level home is a showcase of contemporary architecture. The interiors simultaneously convey a sense of warmth and sophistication with rich mahogany, travertine and other luxurious textures. The floorplan has also been thoughtfully conceived to take advantage of its enviable paradise-like setting. Over 5,800 square feet and five bedrooms makes the property ideal as both a private retreat and a home for those who love to entertain. Large living spaces that open completely to the outdoors bring the Zen of nature inside. These disappearing barriers are meant to remind the inhabitants that there are no boundaries between the house and the island’s stunning beauty. Accouterments like a home theater plus resort amenities like a pool, spa and covered lanais make it so you never need to leave the property. But even if you do need to venture beyond its bounds, you are close to Maui’s championship golf courses, five-star Wailea Resorts, luxury spas, and world-class dining and shopping. Indeed, this is an escape with a capital “E.”