We’ve recently listed what we believe to be two of the finest homes on all of Kauai. Although they’re adjacent to each other, they’re definitely distinct from one another.
Situated on a ridge overlooking Kalihiwai Bay, the valley, and the river on one side, and the surf and reef at Anini on the other… these two homes make a powerful statement: If you’re going to have a luxury ocean view home on a bluff top on Kauai, be sure your architect and builder know what they’re doing.Â Location, Vistas, Privacy… these are all things we know to think of…
But structure, maintenance, long-term care, durability… these are “intangibles”, that only come with experience.Â On Kauai, a house has to be built to handle sun, wind, rain, and… if you’re close to the ocean, salt.Â Concrete, stone, hardwoods, copper… and an intense focus on how to design these elements all combine to provide the substantial quality of these homes.
Compared to the rest of Kauai’s luxury market, these two homes may be the finest residential offerings on the island. The owners don’t intend to sell them both… just one. Why? Because they scoured the island looking for the perfect spot. They don’t want to be on the beach (although they have a trail to Kalihiwai Bay), and each of the north shore’s more popular subdivisions have different drawbacks (too much wind, not enough privacy, etc.). So, here they are.
Architect Daniel Moran is credited with a masterful job.
Building Contractor Rob Brower built both homes.