European elegance with island flair in Waialae Nui

When it was announced that this home on Aha Maka Way was having a broker’s open, we jumped at the chance to take a look, since most people can’t see it every day. (Click here for details.)

It’s not just located on Waialae Nui, which requires a bit of a drive up the hill, but in a private, gated community there—with just four homes behind the gate. If not for the tropical surroundings, it almost looks like an exclusive corner of another city…in another country.

This home is just four years old, with 4,627 square feet of living area on a sloping/tiered 14, 567 lot. As you come through the formal entryway, your eyes go straight out over the large living room and out to the lanai with stunning views of the city and ocean.

The lower level, which leads out to the pool area, is not as formal but no less luxurious. The spacious entertaining area includes an onyx bar and a wine cellar, in which the current owners have tucked a refrigerator (presumably for beer).

Outside, the river rock infinity pool is surrounded by tropical landscaping and overlooks a vast backyard that’s perfect for entertaining. When you’re done swimming, you can shower in the regular bathroom or try the outdoor lava rock waterfall shower. (Click here for video of how the shower works.) It’s actually easy to use and semi-private, so you could use this unique shower every day, if you wanted to.

Everything is like new, from the Brazilian cherry floors and cabinets to the granite counters and stainless steel appliances. You can also take in the media room with multi-viewing wall and a high-tech sound system. There are four bedrooms, three full baths, and two half baths, so there’s space and privacy even within the home.

One item you won’t find on the fact sheet: the workshop area under the house, which can be converted to storage.

Money talk: $4,650,000 fee simple
Contact: David Quandt, Prudential Advantage, 808-457-0604,