We’re honored to have been selected to list 4270 Kahili Makai (MLS# 234778) in Kilauea on Kauai.
Personally, it’s one of my favorite offerings on Kauai. Like any real estate, it starts with location. The Kilauea River Valley is simply one of the most stunning views on Kauai’s north shore, and this home is situated right on the rim, looking down the valley and out to the ocean.
Perched on the Valley’s Edge
Kahili Makai in Kilauea enjoys some of the north shore’s most temperate and sunny weather. It’s the chosen location of North Country Farms (Aloha Aunty Lee), and is literally just a few minutes away from some of the world’s best beaches. What’s better, this property includes a deeded access to the Kilauea River, where you can kayak or stand-up paddle 5 minutes down to Kahili Bay (Rock Quarry’s) for a surf, or up the river to explore the valley.
Kilauea River, Valley, and Ocean from Kahili Makai
I’ll confess that I have a strong favoritism towards modern architecture, and while this house may not exactly meet all the criteria to qualify as “modern,” the architecture definitely accomplishes a few major feats.
First, and most importantly, nearly every room in the house offers views of the valley and ocean. Second, the seamless integration of outdoor and indoor living areas was pulled off to perfection. It’s not as easy as it sounds, especially on Kauai’s north shore, where wind and rain have to be factored into the equation. In this case, a custom sliding pocket door system allows for the living area around the pool to blend perfectly with the living and media rooms, and everything is situated on the leeward side of the house, protected from trade winds.
Custom sliding pocket doors merge the inside and outside world
The location, views, and architecture all combine to make this house one of Kauai’s best buys in the high-end home market… and I haven’t even mentioned the interior. Private suites, contemporary interior design (like a catwalk over the kitchen leading to the master suite), and quality materials (granite, stainless steel, slate, etc.) all set this home apart from what might be its competition in the marketplace. There are currently 18 homes on Kauai listed for sale above $3m, but for its asking price of $4.4m, this house offers a value that’s tough to beat.
I’ve put my foot in my mouth before with predictions about the real estate market (usually saying that homes will take longer to sell than they do)…but only time will tell if I’m right that this will be the next high-end home to sell on Kauai.