A stunning, palatial estate is the centerpiece of three adjoining oceanfront lots in exclusive Portlock, on the sunny eastern shores of O’ahu, Hawaii. Never before available together, the land comprises over an acre of unsurpassed oceanfront tranquility and privacy in this storied neighborhood, named for 18th-century British Navy Captain Nathaniel Portlock, who sought harbor in Maunalua Bay during rough weather while navigating the Pacific.
The bold horizontal planes and solid construction of the expansive one-story, 8,427 sq. ft. home impart a feeling of security and groundedness, which is beautifully harmonized by stunning direct ocean views, skylights, cooling breezes and 12- to 16- foot ceilings which give it the airiness befitting the elegant seaside villa it is. Enjoy the cool, quiet and convenience of single-story living.
A gracefully curving driveway and wide grassy lawn welcomes you past the ornate automated gates to the expansive pergola which shades the entry walkway, which is flanked by a lush tropical rock garden and cascading water feature. The architectural design echoes the work of modernist masters such as local architect Vladimir Ossipoff who sought to work with Hawaii's sunny climate, blurring the lines between outdoor and indoor living space with large lanais and ample use of daylight, while using thoughtful roof shading to keep the building cool. The clean lines of the interior concrete columns are softened by the off-white inlaid accents of natural coral quarried from the ocean waters nearby.
The luxurious home features four bedrooms, and six and a half bathrooms, a formal dining room, living room, family room with wet bar, solarium, den, spacious kitchen and adjacent breakfast nook, fitness area, saltwater pool and jacuzzi – ideal spaces for hosting guests and even multigenerational living. Thoughtfully designed for hosting intimate gatherings or grand entertaining. Also included are a covered three-car garage and attached walk-in storage room.
The granite-lined foyer leads into a light-filled great room with a vaulted 16-foot ceiling, lined on the ocean side by a wall of view windows that give a panorama of sky, cerulean waves and ocean activities. The bedrooms and great room offer incomparable ocean views and the south face of iconic Diamond Head, known to the old Hawaiians as Leahi. After dusk settles, you'll enjoy the peaceful city lights of East Honolulu and even the weekly Friday evening fireworks across the bay in Waikiki. Unlike other premier neighborhoods like Kahala and Kailua, Portlock uniquely offers a beautiful twinkling nightscape of city lights against the backdrop of dramatic mountains and hills, every evening.