Kauhale Kai-‘Village by the Sea’, is a magnificent private residence perched above Kauna’oa Bay at the Mauna Kea Resort. The home was designed and organized for tropical livability as its own private retreat, with a series of modern tropical pavilions, all with steep hipped roofs and linked by a series of outdoor gardens and walkways. With over 10,500 sf of indoor/outdoor living area, the home is comprised of seven separate pavilions; among them is the main gathering pavilion with living, kitchen and butler’s pantry, a floating dining pavilion, outdoor living pavilion, a master bedroom pavilion, and two family and guest pavilions. A luxurious lap pool and water features are integral to connecting the pavilions with the outdoor and indoor spaces.
The center piece of the design is the floating glass-walled dining room with its 10′ bronzed steel sliding pocket doors. The Master Bedroom pavilion includes a study, sitting room, dressing areas, indoor baths and an outdoor shower garden. The two family and guest pavilions each include two bedrooms, two bathrooms with outdoor showers and a spacious sitting/entertainment room; one has an additional full bath to allow the sitting room to be used as overflow sleeping accommodations.
Interior finish materials include clear cedar ceilings, local ohia hardwood cabinetry, sand grain veneer plaster, plus travertine and Ohia floors. Exterior materials consist of copper shingle roof, steel doors and windows, integral color cement plaster, cedar eaves, coral stone columns and travertine pavers.
Situated on a very private 2-acre site at the end of a cul-de-sac within the gated Kauna’oa at Mauna Kea community, Kauhale Kai has sweeping views of the ocean and sunsets and access to a myriad of amenities within the Kauna’oa community. The beautiful white sand beach fronting the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is less than a 10-minute walk or 2-minute golf cart ride away.
Truly a work of art!