The 25 Most Expensive Homes in Hawaii
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10 bedrooms • 10 bathrooms • 17,000-square-foot interior • 108,726-square-foot lot
When this Mauna Kea Resort property sold for $29 million in 2007, it became one of Hawaii’s biggest residential transactions ever. Richard Rocker, the real estate agent who brokered the sale, says, “I see a lot of fancy, expensive homes, and so many of them are just expensive. This one is really well done. Not only is the lot 2.5 acres, there are 2.5 acres of conservation land in front, and another 3 acres of resort common area in back. You get 8 acres of privacy in the middle of a resort. Nobody has this.” The property is officially owned by Palekaiko Limited Partnership, the Montreal office of which is the same as the headquarters of Cirque du Soleil. Guy Laliberte, the founder of the internationally known circus, is worth $2.5 billion, according to Forbes’ most recent list of the world’s billionaires.
9 bedrooms • 9 bathrooms • 10,211-square-foot interior • 57,861-square-foot lot
Overlooking the water just across the bay from the Mauna Lani Resort, this wedge-shaped Kona property belongs to Toyota Motor Sales USA. It’s one of the older houses on our list, built in 1992, but has kept its value admirably, with an assessment of $14.7 million. There’s room for expansion, too; Toyota also owns the adjacent lot, which is assessed at $4.7 million. May we suggest a car dealership?