Lake Tahoe Meets Hawaii in a Newly Listed Lodge-Like Kauai Home

Lake Tahoe Meets Hawaii in a Newly Listed Lodge-Like Kauai Home – July 16, 2021
by V.L. Hendrickson

A new Hawaii home with a lodge-meets-beach aesthetic hit the market this week for $13.75 million.

Located in the hills of Kauai’s south shore, the five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom residence offers wood detailing throughout, as well as an indoor-outdoor floor plan to take advantage of the Hawaiian climate. Part of an upscale private community, Kukui’ula, it offers views of the mountains, ocean and the Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course.

The home was designed by Kelly & Stone Architects, which has offices in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and the Lake Tahoe region of California. Their mountain influence is on display with the wood ceilings, but the lanai, a covered terrace, and the use of materials such as native lava rock, sawn puka lava and flamed basalt are hallmarks of Hawaiian architecture.

“These materials were used because of their abilities to balance with the surrounding tropical landscape,” said Suzanne Harding, the principal broker at Kukui’ula. “The flamed basalt floors feel deliciously cool and refreshing under bare feet all year round.”

An infinity pool has been raised to allow for swimming with a view, according to the listing. The pool feeds into a stone waterfall adjacent to stairs leading to a small lawn and lounging area.

Other amenities include a detached ohana, or guest house, a chef’s kitchen, a garage with four Tesla batteries, and a primary bedroom suite with dual bathrooms and ocean views.

The community offers a host of amenities, as well, such as the 18-hole golf course, a spa, water sports like paddle boarding and kayaking, a working farm and several dining and shopping options, including a weekly farmer’s market.

Kauai has been a hot destination for second-home buyers since the pandemic began, with buyers from the West Coast flocking to the Garden Island, The Wall Street Journal reported.

“Kauai offers a barefoot elegance, down-to-earth charm, simple pleasures and safe harbor,” Ms. Harding said.
The island is also home to celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg, who paid $53 million for 600 acres on the island in May.