Hawaii Life Home Wins HGTV Ultimate House Hunt Outdoor Retreats Category

The winners are in from the Ultimate House Hunt, which included an expansive estate on the slopes of the Hualalai Mountain listed by Hawaii Life’s Carrie Nicholson which won in the Outdoor Retreats category.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® announced the winners of the 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, a month-long online promotion held on each year. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® are HGTV’s exclusive real estate partners for the contest, which ended on July 18. There were over 1.1 million votes cast overall.

This incredible residential estate encompasses over 90 acres of land on the western slopes of Hualalai Mountain, with expansive views of the Kona coastline.

Enter the property through an orchard of citrus and macadamia nut trees before crossing a picturesque bridge leading up to the canopy of a mature monkey pod tree at the grand entrance of the main residence. A well-established koi pond, waterfall, and lush courtyard offer a tranquil greeting to each guest. Two pools, a spa, bocce court, driving range, tennis court, and 3 car garage provide plenty of recreational opportunities.

Designed by Lucky Bennett, the central living area, with its soaring ceilings, transom windows, and massive dining table was created for entertaining.

The expansive master bedroom and bathroom with an outdoor shower and an adjoining office are located in a wing off the central living area. Two additional guest suites are located on the second level, each with its own entrance and secondary spiral staircase off a private balcony down to the poolside lanai.

The 90+ acres of land spreading towards the ocean includes park-like grounds includes producing coffee trees, orange tangelo, pineapple, mango, papaya, jacaranda, and macadamia nut trees with an Imu pit ideal for traditional luaus. It’s no surprise this home surged to the top of the voting.

Listed for $14.5 million.

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