Like anywhere else, Maui's finest luxury properties are often found in certain parts of the island. According to the Realtors Association of Maui, last year's areas with the highest median home prices were Wailea/Makena with $2,825,000 and Kapalua with $2,562,500. They normally hold the top two positions in terms of luxury real estate, but sometimes, you'll find a particularly remarkable property in an unexpected area. This week, we'd like to throw a spotlight on a luxury home with a special location.
The Lauhoe home is located on the lower slopes of the West Maui Mountains, just south of historic Lahaina Town. Just for a bit of background, Lahaina has a delightful collection of properties, and the median home price was $760,000 last year. By contrast, this stately home is listed at $3,995,000, boasting 3,543 square feet of living space on 5.43 acres all its own. These are just numbers. It isn't just the home's location that makes it interesting. It's quality stands out as well.
The elegance of the carved mahogany double door entry reflects a subtle island flair that stays with you as you roam the interior. The home's location on the lower slopes of the mountain give you breathtaking panoramic vistas of the ocean, the neighboring islands and those famous flaming Maui sunsets. The breezy, wide open floor plan brings all the majesty of the outside in, providing a commanding perspective on the views below.
The infinity edged saline pool is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the space and the sights, while the shaded lanais provide a comfortable respite from the heat of the sun. With its five beautiful acres of mature, thoughtful landscaping comes excellent privacy. For example, the ground floor bathroom is shielded by charming rock walls with a low canopy of palm fronds for that secret grotto feel, so you can enjoy the soothing tub and walk-in shower without care. The grounds also feature fruit and plumeria orchards, which add interest to the scenery. Nestled into the landscape, you'll find a 1,008-square-foot cottage with its own spacious lanai and arresting ocean views.
The main home has a truly splendid kitchen, fit for a discerning chef who enjoys a balance between style and substance. The cabinets were made from mahogany and mango woods, the counters are granite, and the stainless steel appliances are top of the line. The walk-in pantry simply begs to be stocked with supplies and ingredients for exquisite meals.
Stroll through this home and you'll discover how its meticulously crafted design and quality materials make it shine. Features like African mahogany woodwork, travertine and tiger wood floors, vaulted mahogany ceilings, and Venetian plaster enhance the aesthetic throughout. Despite all of the elegance, the stucco exterior and concrete roof tiles make maintenance easy, as do the broad windows and pocket doors made from powder-coated aluminum clad mahogany. Among its most convenient features are the central vacuum, the full house water softening system and the ground mounted, net metered photovoltaic system.
This luxury Lahaina home is a rare gem with a great deal to offer the right buyer. If you're interested in scheduling a viewing, or you have any questions about it, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We would be happy to assist you. Mahalo!
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