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My Top 5 Best of the Best Kukio Homes

Most of the time you can find me out touring Hawaii Island’s most luxurious and unique homes, so it’s no surprise I’m often asked to share some of my favorites – no easy task! Focusing on Kukio’s residential community – one of the most exclusive and cherished developments on the planet – there are currently five incredible homes on the market that I just have to share with you here!

Enjoy Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Living

Kukio MB20 | $7.2 million | 5BR/5BA | 6,713 interior | 1.94 acres | (MLS# 290752)


Contemporary stunner and winner of the 2016 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt Award for “Bringing the Outside In”

This luxurious getaway at Kukio on Hawaii Island’s spectacular west coast offers seamless indoor/outdoor living spaces and naturally inspired design elements. The home feels like one with its gorgeous surroundings complementing its architectural beauty. Its contemporary design includes every luxurious detail you can imagine!

Constructed on a large estate in the Maniniowali community at Kukio, the open design allows its expansive natural setting seamlessly flows throughout the home. The architecture’s angular edges along with spacious living spaces and the organic lines of the Hawaiian landscape welcome the cross breezes and sunshine of the Big Island’s western coastline.

Four separate buildings make up the 6,713 square feet of living space, with five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and an additional office. Store your wine collection in the temperature-regulated, walk-in wine room. Huge central living areas open to massive lanais, allowing for spectacular entertaining areas, all while enjoying a stellar view of the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

Ideal for those seeking an active lifestyle, a long lap pool extends off the lanai and a three-car garage allows plenty of storage and equipment space. Kua Bay’s sandy beach is just minutes away, along with the sports complex and other first-class amenities of Kukio and Maniniowali. The distinctive Pu‘u Ku‘ili hill is in view just to the south. A gated driveway provides additional privacy.

Property owners are extended the opportunity to apply for a Kukio Golf and Beach Club membership.

Five-Bedroom Retreat with Ocean & Sunset Views

Kukio 32 | $6.95 million | 5 BR/5BA | 3,653 interior | .39 acre


The best priced five-bedroom home on the golf course (MLS# 298984)

Stepping through the entry gate of this tropical beauty you find yourself immediately emerged in a calm, inviting retreat. The five-bedroom home is situated perfectly to enjoy a panoramic view of the sunset over the Pacific Ocean from the spacious back lanai. The calming sound of the waterfall just inside the front gate transforms the lush entry gardens into a peaceful sanctuary. Maryl-designed and built, the home’s quality woodworking and thoughtful layout sets it apart, with Ohia posts, Monkey Pod cabinetry, and the unique hand-hewn teak floors in all bedrooms.

Located on the 8th hole of Kukio’s 10-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf course, this home looks out over the immaculate golf course down to the Pacific Ocean and up to Mt. Hualalai. Each of the five-bedroom suites enjoys its own exterior entrance, giving the feel of its own private retreat. They all include dreamy outdoor showers. The infinity pool and spa on the edge of the golf course provide another fantastic place to relax and watch the sunset.

Kukio is an exceptional oceanfront private residential club community with its members-only Golf and Beach Club, two Tom Fazio golf courses, outstanding outdoor pursuits, fitness amenities and spa services, sports complex, 24-hour security, and private dining. Simply put, Kukio exceeds all expectations.

Private Custom Home with Close Access to Member Amenities

$5.25 million | 4BR/4BA | 3,853 interior | .43 acre | Luxury Big Island by Harold Clarke

Kukio 64

Beautiful panoramic views are enjoyed overlooking the large pool and spa (MLS# 601639)

One of the lowest priced homes in Kukio, this designer-furnished home is offered turnkey! With outstanding ocean and sunset views, the home also enjoys a privileged location within the resort with close proximity to the Beach Club. The Contractor has built several multi-million dollar homes at Kukio and he built this lovely estate as his personal residence. You can expect to find finishes and architectural design of the very highest quality throughout.

Situated at the heart of Kukio and close to outdoor amenities, which include a fitness facility, ocean sports, swimming pools, dining pavilion, beach bar and concierge services. Choose between playing the highly-ranked Tom Fazio 18-Hole Golf Course or the 10-Hole Course. Explore Hawaii’s ocean paddling outrigger canoes, surfing, snorkeling, and sailing.

Luxurious Two-Story Living

$10.5 million | 5BR/5.5BA | 5,902 interior | 1.22 acres | Largest land area in the heart of Kukio for sale


Stunning private estate at the core of Kukio  | Kukio 15B2-B (MLS# 293651)

This magnificent two-story residence is perched on an expanded, lushly landscaped site that is more than an acre in size and is situated on a private drive overlooking Kukio’s natural anchialine ponds. Tucked in the heart of Kukio, this is an ideal location for those who want close proximity to Kukio’s Golf and Beach Club facilities as well as Uluweuweu Bay.

Upon entry, the grand columns found throughout the home are engraved with intricate botanical patterns. The long entry hallway, lined with these unique columns and beautiful water features, leads past two guest suites and provides a grand entry to the main downstairs living area.

The contemporary Hawaiian design allows you to enjoy the island’s incredible year-round weather from inside or outside the home. The great room’s grand sliding pocket doors open the room on both sides to an infinity pool and entry pond. Designed to maximize the benefits of the tropical cross breezes, this luxurious two-story home provides a sense of living without walls. From the ground floor enjoy beautiful views of Pu’u Ku’ili (the famed cinder cone perched above Kua Bay) and the Kohala and Hualalai Mountains. Attractive sand-colored Spanish limestone floors with natural edges grace most of the home, including the grand stairwell.

Surrounded by water, the dining room opens on three sides, giving the sense that you are floating on an oasis with lush landscaping. Adjacent to the kitchen, a game room with sliding pocket doors leading to a putting green and hot tub is the perfect place for entertaining family and guests.

Access to two additional bedroom suites on the second level is made by one of two staircases. The master suite, also located on the second floor, includes a private office, lanai, huge walk-in closet, and luxurious bathroom.

This property also enjoys its own reverse osmosis well to keep water costs at a minimum as well as a net metering system with solar panels installed.

Modern Design with Timeless Characteristics

$14.75 million | 5BR/5.5BA | 5,835 interior | 2.23 acres | Luxury Big Island by Harold Clarke


Casual sophistication meets timeless elegance at this MB23-designed home (MLS# 602583)

MB23 represents a new direction in high-end Hawaiian residential design where modern resort living blends seamlessly with casual sophistication and timeless elegance. The overall design aesthetic is clean, simple, and understated, providing a comfortable and relaxed ambience throughout. The home’s beautiful and relaxed aesthetic carefully integrates the interior spaces with the exterior architecture and tropical landscaping.

The incredible attention to detail and superior build-quality enhances the home’s boutique design throughout. Highlights include coral stone, basalt decking, 56-ft, resort-style swimming pool, custom eight-person Jacuzzi, and large detached pool pavilion. The broad, open lanai and fire pit lounge, a private sunset deck, Mahogany entry gates, expansive basalt motor court, and electronic tiki torches are among the other unique features. Lutron lighting, distributed Sonos Audio System, and custom audio/visual also are found throughout. Vaulted ceilings enhance the space of all the bedrooms, and private bluestone outdoor showers also are included.

Comfort is the underlying theme that knits together the home’s DNA. The award-winning designer’s warm palette of natural tones and luxurious finishes is perfectly complemented with subtle color accents and South East Asian objets d’art. High end appliances and state-of-the-art technologies complete the first-class experience and provide for an efficient, easy to use, and low maintenance home. Custom designed furnishings, fixtures, and decor further reinforce the property’s unique qualities and timeless characteristics. The home is offered turn-key, with custom furnishings and art included.

Stunning coastal, Maui, and Mt. Hualalai views complete the experience on an oversized 2.23-acre lot. The end result is a breathtakingly beautiful residence that delights and surprises on every level.

More Information

For more information on these homes or additional Hawaii Island real estate opportunities, please contact Carrie Nicholson, R (B), BIC, Director of HL1-Big Island, (808) 896-9749 or

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