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A Slice of Hawaiian Heaven Up for Auction

Set against a breathtaking tropical panorama, this estate is an ideal getaway for active families
BY Bill Lindsey TIMEAugust 26, 2022 PRINT

Currently being offered via auction, this spectacular island residence offers a lavish lifestyle to those fortunate enough to pass through the gates.

Hawaii is well-known for incredible homes, but this one is in a category all its own. Known as Waterfalling Estate, it occupies 9.44 acres of very private, very prime Big Island real estate 18 miles from Hilo, where it’s dramatically perched on a bluff in the shadow of Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano, and overlooks the glimmering sea. The property’s theme is water in motion, which is quite apt, as, in addition to the expanse of Pacific Ocean, three streams cross the estate, and a 240-foot burbling waterfall is adjacent to the property, comfortably viewed from an observation deck.

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The kitchen is a gourmet’s dream, ready to create simple snacks or a meal for large gatherings. (Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions)

Previously offered as a vacation rental, the property has every amenity required to keep guests of all ages happily occupied, either surfing, whale watching, perfecting their putting skills, playing tennis or basketball, taking nature hikes in nearby Hilo Forest Preserve and Akaka Falls State Park, or playing in a pool area that’s better equipped than some water parks.

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The glass elevator whisks you to the bedrooms and up to the rooftop gathering area. (Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions)

The strikingly designed 7,422-square-foot, fully furnished three-story residence affords postcard-quality views from every one of the many windows in the common areas, as well as from the five bedrooms served by four full baths and two half-baths. Access to the three living levels and the rooftop gathering area is provided via a charming staircase and a centrally located, pneumatic air compression elevator with glass walls.

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The furnishings are practical, comfortable, and perfectly situated to make the most of the amazing scenery. (Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions)

The interior is simple yet stylish, with hardwood ceilings and tile floors throughout. The main gathering area features a well-equipped chef’s kitchen with two island prep areas and bar seating in close, easy-to-serve proximity to the dining area.

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The home has three main levels as well as a rooftop gathering area ideal for whale watching, barbecues, or stargazing. (Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions)

The property also features a guest house that can also be used for staff quarters, a rooftop barbecue area, a nine-hole golf course, a tennis/basketball court with stadium seating for 450 spectators, an 82-foot-long lap pool, a 16-foot-deep diving pool, a two-story waterslide, hot tub, sauna, changing rooms, and a children’s pool. The list goes on to include a cavernous garage for multiple vehicles or equipment storage, and a helipad.

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The open floor plan ensures a mostly unobstructed view of the dining and lounging areas and the abundant beauty beyond. (Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions)

Hilo, Hawaii
Contact agent to register for auction

5 bedrooms/4 levels
7,422 square feet
9.44 acres

Key Features:
– Private estate
– Easy access to airport
– Helipad
– Resort-quality amenities

Agent
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
Carrie Nicholson
808-896-9749

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The main level’s living room is a warm, inviting place to gather and talk about the day’s adventures. (Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions)
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The bedrooms are decorated in simple, yet classic style, featuring great views and a terrace. (Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions)
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The lap pool lies next to the pool with its competition-ready dive platform, while the waterslide appeals to those seeking a thrill ride with a wet ending. (Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions)
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An observation deck allows guests to enjoy a close-up view of the adjacent waterfall and lagoon. (Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions)
Bill Lindsey
Bill Lindsey is an award-winning writer based in South Florida. He covers real estate, automobiles, timepieces, boats, and travel topics.
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