The 25 Most Expensive Homes in Hawaii
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5 bedrooms • 7 full and 2 half bathrooms • 9,896-square-foot interior • 56,510-square-foot lot
Japanese corporation Mint Yugen Gaisha picked this one up for $29 million in 2006, making it one of Hawaii’s largest residential sales of the past decade. Originally built by former Kahala Hilton owner William Weinberg in 1988, the single-story Kahala home has the best of everything: it even had an underground gasoline tank installed in the front yard, so one can fuel cars right in the garage.
5 bedrooms • 7 bathrooms • 10,706-square-foot interior • 93,706-square-foot lot
This Vladimir Ossipoff-designed home is best known as the long-time residence of socialite Clare Boothe Luce, wife of noted magazine publisher Henry R. Luce. The home is now owned by Houston-based Fayez Sarofim. Sarofim, an Egyptian-born money manager who is known as “the Sphinx,” bought the house in 1999 for $15 million, and has since made extensive renovations to the aging Kahala Avenue property.