Sequestered from beach-goers — and the rest of the world — but completely open to views of Lanikai’s turquoise waters and statuesque Mokulua islands, this home is truly paradise.
The generous use of glass walls framed with rich dark wood, is surprisingly unburdened with window coverings — a testament to complete privacy and masterful design.
Classic Art Modern architectural features — popular in the 1920s to 1940s — include a smooth stucco exterior finish, flat roof with wide ledge, horizontal and geometric stylized motifs, and an asymmetrical façade. This Lanakai masterpiece is newly constructed, designed by James McPeak and House Concepts. Unlike some beach houses, which are filled with cozy quilts, blue and white accessories and shell lamps, this sophisticated home is handsome yet softened with neutrals and naturals to offset the strong design elements and emphasize the sophisticated aesthetic.
“The owners and designers are a couple from Germany and they collaborated with award-winning architect Jim McPeak to build an island masterpiece truly like no other,” says Tracy P. Allen, Vice President and Realtor Associate at Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. “The husband, an avid kite surfer, would surf out at the Mokuluas and look up at this raw mountain, while envisioning his future masterpiece. The windows, doors, flooring, kitchen, bathrooms, lighting, stonewalls, custom wooden trellises are all imported from various places in the world.”
The open floor plan, white walls and ceiling, blonde plank-wood oak flooring, and dark mahogany wood trim is unimposing, naturally making the focal point the spectacular views of the ocean. The ambiance peaceful and serene.
“The owners wanted to create the ultimate in privacy — they specifically did not want a beachfront property,” says Allen. “They were drawn to the natural lights off the coastline at night and the moonlit skies.”
The sleek, German designed galley kitchen by Siematic offers the latest in modern elements; electric upper cabinets open to the human touch and self-closing drawers are configured with natural wood storage compartments. Gleaming — shiny, smooth, white and off-white surfaces set off by the organic texture in the bar stools.
“The bathrooms in this luxury residence are from a line called Agape and are imported from Italy,” says Allen. “They offer super clean sleek lines, a free-standing spoon tub and dual rain showers.”
“Three lanais, an infinity-edge swimming pool with glass tiles custom made in Germany to match the natural turquoise waters and a hot tub located on a private sun deck complete with glass railings throughout for assured unobstructed views provide a natural indoor-outdoor flow while enlivening the space,” Allen adds. “Two gas fire pits with glass stones illuminate beautifully at night. The setting is perfect for entertaining or for easy-breezy solo downtime.”
“A gym, complete with sauna, leads out to this rooftop sun deck with forever views of the Mokulua Island and shoreline beyond,” says Allen.
Throughout the 5-bedroom, 5-bath home, every light fixture, chair, accessory and furnishing is akin to a stand-alone piece of art.
Lanikai, for many, is a weekend destination. But for residents, it is much more. This modern marvel capitalizes on the views, the privacy, and style throughout. The 6,300 square foot home sits comfortably on the 2.62-acre hillside parcel, and packs a true Lanikai vibe. Property includes a deeded access to the beach just steps below.
This property is listed at $18,500,000. For more information about this home, call Tracy Allen, Vice President at Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties at (808) 593-6414.
Story by Lisa Scontras; photos by Andy Landgraf