Single story architectural home design is trending throughout the country for leaving a soft footprint on the land as well as creating an easy living environment for all inhabitants.
Popularity Of Single Level Homes In Hawaii
While location, convenience, space, and safety are top selling points everywhere, in Hawaii, preserving view planes is another must when it comes to home construction.
Luxury, legacy single level homes with multi-generational family members, from toddlers to grandparents are in demand, providing stair-free living and fewer falls for those most at risk. Simply put, as age increases, the desire to climb stairs decreases, while young children just learning to walk can easily fall when it comes to navigating steps. Toddlers tumbling and seniors slipping are daily concerns for those living in multi-level homes.
More than 300,000 people are hospitalized each year from broken hips, and 95 percent of these fractures are the result of a fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). According to the National Council for Aging Care, every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.
It is no surprise that the National Association of Home Builders found 80% of Baby Boomers, 53% of Gen Xers, and 75% of Seniors prefer single-story homes, ensuring solid re-sale values for years to come should they decide to sell their dream home in paradise.
Additional benefits of single-story design include open floor plans, vaulted ceilings, skylights, and the convenience of everything being located on one level.
While many of the homesite opportunities at Mauna Kea Resort offer level, graded building pads suitable for constructing spectacular homes, my featured homesite property this month is uniquely positioned to accommodate a single-story home while capturing panoramic ocean and sunset views from every room of the home.
High Bluffs Lot #2
Perfectly situated at one of the highest elevations below the highway at the iconic Mauna Kea Resort, this spacious estate site boasts more than 320 linear feet of unobstructed ocean view as well as golf course frontage overlooking the 17th hole of the Mauna Kea Golf Course and the 18th hole of the Hapuna Golf Course.
With the widest frontage facing the ocean of any non-consolidated lot within the Resort, this pie-shaped homesite extends from its narrowest point mauka (toward the mountains) to its widest point makai (towards the ocean) providing expansive sapphire blue sea views and year-round sunsets. This configuration allows for the design and construction of a single-story home with every room facing ocean and golf course views.
The High Bluffs is a private 9-lot, low density gated community located between the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Westin Hapuna Beach Hotel. At nearly 39,000 square feet in size, Lot #2 enjoys both blissful tranquility and convenience. There will never be another house built in front of Lot #2; all future construction within High Bluffs will take place behind it and will not impact the view plane.
Conceptual designs with floor plans and renderings exist for a custom 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home, including a media room, professionally outfitted kitchen, and great room. The infinity swimming pool is situated to overlook the 17th fairway of the Mauna Kea Golf Course and provide stellar ocean views. The plans and renderings are included in the sale and provided by respected Hawaii Island architects Paul Bleck and Erik Tremain.
For information on real estate opportunities at Mauna Kea Resort or additional Hawaii Island real estate offerings, please contact Jake Chancer, (R), (808) 937-6958 or firstname.lastname@example.org. maunakearealty.com