From an eco-friendly legacy estate in Hawaii to a Mediterranean-inspired home in Texas, this issue of Significant Sales also showcases homes from throughout the United States, South Africa, Mauritius, the St. Barthelemy and Canada.
What is so far the most expensive residential sale of 2016 on the Big Island of Hawaii, the nearly three-acre, eco- friendly and self-su cient estate known locally as “Luahinewai” is an exclusive Hawaiian legacy estate and one of the most private and remote parcels along the Kona-Kohala coastline. Never previously for sale in its current con guration the property is unique in that it is surrounded by over 4,300 acres of conservation-zoned Kiholo Bay Wilderness Park. The 3,500-square-foot main house was designed by renowned architect Vladimir Ossipo . This eco-friendly estate is entirely o -grid and solar powered; due to conservation zoning, the area will never see further development, allowing its residents to enjoy the views of Maui, Mauna Kea and Kohala mountains, black sand beaches, a private and pristine anchialine ancient pond and breathtaking ocean views for years to come.
Built in 2013 by the Wise Building Company, this traditional two-story Hampton’s style clapboard house features hand scraped hardwood floors throughout, a great room with all of the elements of an open family/ kitchen/dining area that looks out to an exceptionally expansive backyard. The lush backyard has a salt-water pool, an in-ground trampoline, a gas fire-pit and a guesthouse with a full kitchen, living/dining room and a full bedroom suite looking out to an outdoor patio.
On over two acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, this 1920s masterpiece has been completely renovated and restored to its Mediterranean-inspired splendor. Approximately 6,700-square-feet of living space includes a spectacular living room with 25-foot beamed ceilings, a dining room and adjoining library, kitchen and breakfast room solarium, home gym, luxurious master suite with separate baths, and a incredible 1,500-bottle wine room. Multiple balconies and terraces overlook the manicured grounds with numerous separate gardens. The private terrace off the master bedroom boasts a wood-burning fireplace and exquisite views of the massive salt water pool with Bisazza glass mosaic tiles. Along the banks of Turtle Creek, the covered dining area and outdoor living spaces inspire magical evenings under the stars.
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Inspired by the latest architectural trends and the modern Mauritian art of living, this beautiful apartment is located in the only residential marina on the island. Facing the peaceful waters, live by the sea on the West coast of Mauritius. With direct access to the surrounding lagoons, this home boasts a generous private terrace that overlooks the natural, lush surroundings. Private mooring, and luxury facilities on the development include restaurants, a spa and an infinity pool. This is the first property sold to an international buyer from Monaco, expanding Mauritius’ notability into a new market.
A stunning estate situated on the most exclusive street of Toronto’s prestigious Bridle Path, 11 High Point Road features the perfect balance of timeless elegance and grandeur. The solid stone residence is approximately 20,000-square-feet on a sprawling and private two-acre property. The estate was featured in the 2004 hit movie Mean Girls, a cult classic, as the home of Regina George and her mother, played by famed actors Amy Poehler and Rachel McAdams.