One of the most exquisite waterfront properties worldwide, the residence featured on the cover of this issue is as much a masterpiece as it is a piece of real property.

By Camilla McLaughlin

Set on two-plus acres, high on a hill in a private gated compound within Lanikai, this estate overlooks one of the most beautiful beaches in Oahu. The views, which extend along the coast to the tip of the peninsula, are perhaps the best in Hawaii. Spectacular sunrises usher in an ever-changing panorama of marine blues and turquoises. The crests of the Mokulua islands appear as sculptures on the water. At night, lights twinkle along the extended shoreline. “Even visitors who have previewed the property are spellbound by the views, which they say surpass their imagination,” shares Tracy Allen, vice president, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, who is listing the property.

The architecture reflects the refined aesthetic of contemporary’s latest iteration. Warm woods soften and showcase streamlined linear forms. European influences and materials elevate the interiors. A SieMatic kitchen seems to melt into the open concept living spaces. Windows and doors from Achenbach, Germany, are almost commercial grade and seamlessly integrate extensive outdoor living spaces and views with the interior. More than 1,177 square feet are devoted to open and covered lanais and decks. The full complement of outdoor living amenities includes a second-floor sundeck complete with a spa. The infinity pool is finished with glass tiles hand-selected to evoke the ocean hues.

What is not immediately apparent about this home is the degree of privacy it affords without compromising views or even access to a secluded beach. To get to this private resort, one must navigate two separate gated entries. This much privacy and the opportunity to relax while the view dazzles and the trade winds caress might be considered priceless; but in this case the price is $14.8 million.

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Photos Courtesy Tracy Allen

THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE GLOBAL 2016 ISSUE OF UNIQUE HOMES. TO SEE THE DIGITAL VERSION OF THIS STORY, CLICK HERE.