If you want to live in one of the 25 most expensive houses in Hawaii, you’ll need to have the income to match it. That means you’ll probably need to be in the league of the business elite who already live there!
Tucked away in some of Hawaii’s most exclusive neighborhoods are the most expensive and beautiful homes on the island. Here’s a look at just a few of them.
Water views in Wailea
If you’re interested in the most expensive residential property on Maui, look no further than Wall Street investment banker Thom Weisel’s abode. With eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, 21,692 square feet of interior, and 38,028 square feet total in the lot, Weisel’s home is worth a cool $29.3 million. And if he ever gets tired of the beautiful interior, Weisel can always take a gander at the two-mile stretch of coastline that makes up part of the property.
Relaxing at the Raptor Residence
Billionaire Michael Dell (as in Dell, Inc.) is no slouch when it comes to real estate. His Raptor Residence is considered the crown jewel of Hawaii’s exclusive Kukio neighborhood. With an assessed value of $64.7 million, this home includes 18,500 square feet, seven bedrooms, seven full baths, and the broadest stretch of waterfront of all the homes in Kukio.
The beauty of Bali
When Paul and Cassandra Hazen couldn’t quite manage a home in their beloved Bali, they decided on the next best thing: building a Bali-inspired home in Hawaii. The result was a $26.7 million, 10,000-square-foot home designed by San Francisco-based Doug Durkin and featured in Architectural Digest. (The funding was no problem for the former CEO and chairman of Wells Fargo WFC and his wife, who founded the Brazen Hazen coffee company.) Decked with furnishings from Indonesia, India, and Bali itself, the Hazens’ relaxing home is a work of love.
A tempting tech home
Former Yahoo! president and CEO Carol Ann Bartz took up residence in a delightful ocean-front Kukio property worth $31.3 million. Bartz’s home boasts five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, 12,620 square feet for the interior, and 117,046 square feet total in the lot. She actually purchased it back in 2006 when she was CEO of Autodesk—which just goes to show the enduring possibilities of a professional life in technology.
Interested in buying your own elite Hawaiian home? Exclusive communities like Kukio and Hualalai do have homes and lots still available. But if you’re not a high-powered business exec, you might have a bit of trouble matching the asking price….