by Staff Writer
on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 9:25am.
Living eco-friendly lifestyle doesn't mean you have to sacrifice luxury — especially at home.
More and more often, high-end homes on Maui are being built to be equally as luxurious as they are energy efficient. With state-of-the-art photovoltaic and energy storage systems, dozens of magnificent estates offer residents all the finest furnishing, while at the same time aiming to protect the planet by reducing our environmental footprint.
Making a difference without sacrificing comfort — a handful of homes that aim to protect the island that we all know and love:
Nestled in the slopes of the West Maui mountains, this magnificent estate is meticulously crafted — and entirely off-the-grid. This sprawling 52-acre estate offers endless panoramic views from South Maui to Lanai, and comes with a Tesla electric car at purchase.
Photovoltaic panels, battery storage and a back-up generator power this magnificent four-bedroom, five-bath estate. Each room looks out over breathtaking views of Maui's west and south coast, with the main living areas opening onto an expansive pool deck. A French-designed La Cornue Cuisine de Chateau kitchen, Italian onyx, marble and Brazilian cherry wood floors are among fine detailing in this beautiful estate.
Perched atop a massive east-Maui gulch, this serene, tranquil home is equally luxurious as it is eco-friendly. Thirty-two grid-connected photovoltaic panels power this exotic estate, which offers fine detailing including custom Ohia woodwork and vaulted cedar ceilings.
Take a dip in the solar-heated, 60-foot lap pool or stroll through tropical gardens that hold a lily pond, fountain and tropical landscaping. This home truly allows its residents to experience the island’s lush, natural habitat from the privacy of their own abode — all while protecting the environment around it.
This is the ultimate estate for all Maui residents who want to live active and healthy lifestyles. A professional-sized sand volleyball court, half basketball court and arguably the best privately-owned tennis court on Maui comes with this stunning 3,600-square-foot home.
A 30-panel photovoltaic system powers the house, which is minutes away from two of the island’s best farmer's markets. Twenty dwarf citrus, fig and mango trees come with mature orange, banana and avocado trees on this abundant agricultural estate.
You can truly live off the land on this 8-acre organic farm, which offers breathtaking coastal views that sweep from Maui’s north to south shore. WIth an upstairs lanai perfect for gazing across the universe of stars and planets, this is the perfect property to retreat to nature. Every inch of this eco-friendly parcel is meticulously designed for self-sufficiency, offering dozens of fruit trees as well as a permaculture water feature that holds a pond full of edible fish, a marsh to reclaim water and a large 23,000-gallon water storage tank.
An enormous vegetable garden along with livestock sheds that hold organically raised turkeys and cows are among other agricultural features on the property. Abundant fruit on the estate include but are not limited to apple, avocado, banana, bamboo, blood orange, citrus, cherimoya, cherries and coffee trees, along with dozens of others.