The well-known luxurious estate of Hawaii, Hale ‘Ae Kai, was recently bought with a record-breaking sale. The luxurious estate was sold by William H. Strong and his wife for a whopping $46.1 million.
Hale ‘Ae Kai is built on the island of Kauai wherein majority of the land is seriously allocated to conservation and agriculture. This ensures that the estate is surrounded by lush vegetation and farmland. The Balinese-style home is measured at 11,708 square feet with four pavilions that has an amazing view of the ocean augmented by vaulted ceilings and walls of glass. The main section of the home is where the living and dining rooms are. The lower level has the luxurious amenities.
It was a huge success and a record-breaking sale made possible by the listing agent Neal Norman of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers.
The gorgeous estate is facing a wide bluff cliff overlooking the ocean. There is also a wide lawn of green grass before the edge bordered by hedges and tall tropical trees to set a beautiful scenery for those looking out the large glass windows or those at the pool area. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The main entrance and foyer has tall wooden columns that hold up the lovely wooden ceiling with exposed wooden beams. The entry is also flanked by a couple of stone statues to set the vibe. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The airy living room of this estate has a couple of long cushioned sofas flanking the rectangular wooden coffee table that matches the hardwood flooring. These are all enhanced by the surrounding large glass windows that offer a beautiful overlooking scenery of the ocean. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The large kitchen has dark brown cabinetry that stands out against the beige marble flooring that matches the ceiling. From the ceiling hangs four pendant lights over the kitchen island fitted with a second tier countertop for the breakfast bar paired with woven wicker stools. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This bedroom has a dark hardwood flooring that pairs quite well with the exposed wooden beams of the shed ceiling hanging a decorative ceiling fan over the bed. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The tray ceiling of this bedroom has exposed wooden beams matching the dark hardwood flooring brightened by the abundance of natural lighting coming in from the surrounding glass windows and wide sliding glass doors that offer a beautiful view of the landscaping beyond. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The home office of the estate has a charming and elegant dark hardwood flooring that matches perfectly with the wooden desk and the built-in wooden shelves that line the walls with wooden molding that matches the tray ceiling accents. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This large gym at the lower level of the estate has a wide tray ceiling accented with dark wooden trays to match the wooden cabinetry lining the walls of its mini kitchen modern appliances. The beige marble flooring is topped with a large area rug to pair with the woven wicker chairs. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The pool has its own lighting that gives it an ethereal glow against the dark skies. The entrance to the pool is flanked by a couple of stone Buddha statues giving the area a relaxing spa-like feel augmented by the gorgeous view of the ocean. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This view of the ocean from the vantage of the pool entrance is adorned with tall tropical trees that serve as a charming background for the sitting areas on the sides of the pool with cushioned lawn chairs. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the aerial shot of the home boasting of the lovely earthy tone of the roof that stands out against the surrounding tall tropical trees and vegetation. This also affords a nice view of the ocean beyond the estate that is worth the cost. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This far aerial view of the estate from the side shows the elevation of its bluff cliff from the white sand beach below and a view of the mountains behind in the distance. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is an aerial shot of the estate from the vantage point of the ocean that features the isolation of the luxurious estate surrounded by farmland and the ocean. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a view of the immense farmland behind the estate as well as the road that leads to its driveway. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This top view is marked with white lines to better show the property lines of the estate as well as its proximity from the beach. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Hale ‘Ae Kai, widely known as Hawaii’s most luxurious estate, has sold shattering all sales records for the state at $46.1 million. It was offered by its creator co-chief executive of Morgan Stanley’s operations in the Asia-Pacific region, William H. Strong and his wife Sandi, who will soon be handing over the keys to paradise to the next billionaire.
The remarkable estate couldn’t be better located, part of which makes it so valuable. Situated on 15 beachfront acres on the most tropical of the islands, Kauai, it is surrounded by lush farmland from ocean to mountains, yet is still only a five minute bicycle ride to shops. Kauai’s population is very serious about maintaining their unique use of the land and have created laws to insure its exceptional natural beauty into the future.
Ninety percent of the island is allocated for conservation and agriculture and buildings on the island can be no taller than the palm trees. Considered to be the best example of a tropical paradise with close proximity to the U.S. mainland, it consistently attracts filmmakers who have produced over 60 movies filmed on the island with popular movies Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantasy Island and Indiana Jones to name a few.
Though probably not immediately obvious to guests who are mesmerized by the home and spectacular beach, Hale ‘Ae Kai, is actually a working farm overseen by a caretaker with his own residence, and produces coconuts, bananas, white pineapple, citrus trees and fresh vegetables from its own organic orchards and gardens. Other tropical landscaping includes wide lawns and a plethora of flowering trees, shrubs, vines, and plants, whose perfume wafts around and through the house and grounds on light tradewinds.
The Balinese-style main house complex of 11,708 square feet is made up of four pavilions on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Kilauea Lighthouse. Constructed with wood-beamed vaulted ceilings, walls of glass and stone, it includes a two-story main pavilion gathering place, a primary suite pavilion and two guest pavilions with a total of four bedrooms and six and a half baths.
The main living area in the central pavilion is on the upper floor with living and dining rooms, a large chef’s kitchen, office, and bedroom suite. The lower level has a media room, full bath, gym and a bar opening to a 1,600-square-foot pool and spa. The primary suite is over 1,000 square feet and, in addition to the bedroom, has a living room and bar with the bath having both indoor and outdoor shower, lanai and large dressing room. The two guest pavilions feature king-sized beds, bar, and refrigerator, full baths and lanais.
Hawaii’s historical, record-breaking sale of the famed Hale ‘Ae Kai estate was made by listing agent Neal Norman of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. The final sales price was $46.1 million.