by Staff Writer
on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 10:01am.
2016 marked the year when many lucky buyers made the purchase of a lifetime.
From spacious Kapalua villas to an oceanfront oasis in South Maui, dozens of luxury condominiums and homes were sold by Island Sotheby's International Realty agents last year. Here are a few of the most significant sales of 2016:
There’s nothing quite like waking up to the soothing sounds of waves in a home that overlooks one of Maui’s most stunning white sand beaches. Undoubtedly one of the island's finest real estate gems, the last time this half-acre oceanfront parcel was on the market was in the 1950s — before Hawaii became a U.S. state.
With about 90 linear feet of unobstructed ocean frontage, this 1960s Hawaiian beach bungalow was home to a local Maui artist for years. Stroll from the lanai to the pristine Keawakapu Beach to enjoy kayaking, stand-up paddling and swimming right in the backyard. Minutes away from the famed Shops at Wailea and five-star resorts, nothing beats the location of this coveted parcel.
Perched atop the wild cliffs of Maui's east shore, this secluded Hana estate is the ultimate tropical sanctuary. From Asian-inspired gardens to lush Hawaiian landscaping, every inch of this 3.5-acre parcel is meticulously planned.
Two exquisitely designed dwellings — encompassing nearly 4,000 square feet — overlook a private cove on Maui’s lush eastern coast. Large lanais, an in-ground pool and pavilion provide picturesque locations to enjoy peace, quiet and relaxation. This is truly a one-of-a-kind retreat in the heart of Hana.
Imagine lounging on the lanai, listening to waves breaking while overlooking one of Kapalua's world-class golf courses — specifically, the the signature fifth hole of Arnold Palmer's Bay Course.
Located in one of Maui’s finest communities, this world-class home is artfully decorated with hand-crafted Maui Koa wood furniture. In addition to two spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms, this villa also offers separate dressing areas, a his-and-her shower and two-person whirlpool in the master suite. Some of Maui's top golf courses, shopping and beaches are only minutes from this magnificent private villa.
Nestled on the lush slopes of Haleakala, this timeless home is reminiscent of early Hawaiian Territorial architecture, but less than a decade old. With sweeping coastal views of Maui’s north and south shores, this estate is situated on four meticulously landscape acres in Upper Kula.
Hardwood floors, spacious 10-foot ceilings and detailing such as crown molding adorn this magnificent estate. Three en-suite bedrooms and three bathrooms are complemented by a gourmet chef's kitchen and expansive living areas.
Enjoy colorful Maui sunsets in an outdoor gazebo, equipped with gas fireplace to keep you warm on those chilly Kula evenings.
Situated in one of Makena's finest gated communities, this massive four-bedrooms, five-bath home offers its residents panoramic coastal views of Maui's south shore. With 3600 square feet of elegantly designed living space that's complemented by seemingly endless lanais, this home offers the ultimate escape in resort areas.
Catch a colorful Maui sunset from the spa or pool, or stroll to the famed Wailea Beach path. Five-star dining, resort amenities and dozens of Maui's most pristine beaches are minutes away.