Spectacular Diamond Head residence

Photos courtesy of Kahala Associates

If you’ve been to Poka Place, nestled on the slopes of Diamond Head, you know the homes sit just above the rest of the neighborhood, with fairly unobstructed views (save for the palm trees in the distance). This newly renovated home has one of the better views from Poka, positioned with a direct panorama of the ocean.

The 4,358-square-foot residence was built in 1962, but the renovations were just completed, so it looks very contemporary. The current owners spared no expense; they used luxury materials throughout, including unique granite counters, tumbled travertine and Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, and sapele wood cabinets, doors and window trim.

The two-story home has a unique layout, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a flowing floor plan that goes from covered to open spaces to emphasize the advantages of Island living. The open lanai, in fact, is 1,634 square feet, which is perfect for entertaining.

The state-of-the-art kitchen features Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances as well as views of Diamond Head and the ocean. There are five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms; the grand master bedroom and bathroom is like its own living area (larger than some bloggers’ entire apartments), with gorgeous views.

The lot is 10,230 square feet, so the property looks almost like a resort, with a large pool, spa, sauna, LED lights, an outdoor TV, gas grill and two outdoor showers. When realtor Jeffrey Fox held his private open house reception recently, he surprised guests with the appearance of Mermaid Kariel, who lounged in the pool area. (Click here for more details.)

Money talk: $9,850,000 fee simple
Contact: Jeffrey Fox, Kahala Associates, 808-292-5333, Jeff@KahalaAssociates.com