Drop Dead Digs.
This is the life…the Hawaii life. Warm blue waters crashing on the shore, dolphins arching in the sea mere yards from the shore, a sea turtle 5 feet away flipping hot sand on its back, and a seal lazily bathing in the sun. You actually can see all these things while sitting on a plush covered lounge, sipping an ice cold Mai Tai, marveling at the dynamic skies layered with brilliant pink and red clouds sweeping along a bright purple sky.
Sunset in Hawaii while on vacation can only be beat by owning a little slice of paradise, and better yet, acquiring that special place where you and your family, and your family for generations to come can gather for some incredible experiences only a luxurious Hawaiian estate can offer.
503 Portlock Road—list price: $23,000,000. This is one of those estates (MLS# 1014387) that has stately elegance with warm island simplicity working together to create a place that invites you to take a deep breath and let all the worries of the world float off your shoulders. Down the pink hibiscus-lined driveway to a refined and understated entryway, you find a winding pathway of tall, swaying coconut trees leading to a wide, circular driveway with a large shade tree as the center piece.
Aerial of estate entrance
In the evening, tiki torches light your way to a magical island hideaway integrating a luxurious residence with the tropical seashore creating the perfect balance between land and sea in this rare Hawaii oceanfront utopia. Let’s move into the house, shall we?
Besides the fact that this Hawaii estate rests on an impressive 81,210 square feet of prime Hawaii oceanfront real estate, the home itself is a comfortable 10,180 square feet of genuine dream home. With 7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, and 4 half bathrooms, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, and 2 dining rooms (you need to be able to dine indoors and outdoors if you want REAL Hawaii oceanfront estate living)—there is plenty of space to come together and socialize, or retreat to your private suite for rest and relaxation.
I would liken the design to the perfect representation of idyllic Hawaiian culture in the modern age with an exclusive resort sensation. It is well known that Hawaii is a melting pot of cultures and traditions spanning the globe, so it seems indisputable that this Hawaii estate is built with a cultural blend that embodies Hawaii in all its glory.
The Asian influence represented by Chinese guardian lions watching over the front gate is a significant characterization of wealth and protection. There are several ponds surrounding and weaving through the home enhanced with Koi (colorful carp fish), symbolizing friendship and love in Japan. The pool is lined with Italian tile and the essence of the vibrant native culture of Hawaii is in the air. Water is present throughout the interior and exterior of the estate integrating, rather than separating, the indoors from the outdoors.
Koi ponds throughout the estate
Large glass doors line the home to allow warm ocean breezes to flow freely through the open spaces. Upon entering the grand foyer, sparkling Koi ponds line either side of an impressive open beam covered bridge leading from the entrance to the main house.
Bridge to the entrance of the home
Opening the stately archway, the welcoming floor plan allows you to experience the sweeping sea scape along the expansive oceanfront estate.
There are 2 pools for swimming—one in the rear of the estate, which looks out beyond the coconut trees and gold, glowing tiki torches to a wide blue ocean rippling with delicate waves lapping the shoreline.
The second pool accents a private side yard—perfect for the serious lap swimmer. You can sit on your expansive lanai, breath in the tropical air overlooking a glassy infinity pool to the luminous Pacific Ocean, and experience heaven on earth.
Overlooking the infinity pool to the ocean
For more information on this oceanfront estate, or any other Oahu real estate contact Kelly Lee, (R).
Kelly A. Lee, (R)
Kelly A. Lee, (R), e-PRO, CHMS
Hawaii Life Real Estate
4614 Kilauea Avenue, Ste. 206
Honolulu, HI 96816
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