Curves in all the right places

One of the classic structures on Hawaii Loa Ridge is the distinctive, three-tier home at 253 Puuikena Dr. I remember when it was on the market 12 years ago for $8 million, rumored to be a place that Mainland celebrities stayed while filming or on vacation.

It’s back on the market for $12.5 million, totally renovated like the Hollywood makeovers of its sometime movie star denizens.

You can’t miss it — this all-white home has balconies that are almost full circles overlooking the ocean. Once inside, the curved theme repeats throughout, which gives visual flow to the expansive layout. One of the most striking features is its tropically landscaped indoor waterfall, which flows next to a curving staircase from the entryway. In many parts of the home, the ceilings follow the roundness, right down to the downstairs tiki bar.

Even if you’re not looking at this unique house for its shape, it’s got some pretty cool elements for people who like to entertain, such as the infinity pool and mini putting green. With six bedrooms and eight bathrooms and an expansive 10,245 square feet of living area, it’s possible to have your own private retreat within the private retreat, which is probably ideal if you’re a celebrity … or just want to feel like one.

Money talk: $12,500,000 fee simple

Contact: Tina Bovino Angostini, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, 808-748-3471,