Lanikai Hillside Estate Featured in The Wall Street Journal

On Oct. 18, 2022, The Wall Street Journal published  “A Home Built Into the Hawaiian Hillside Asks $14.8 Million,” an article by Sarah Paynter highlighting the exquisite 380 Lama Place

Currently listed by Erik Hinshaw of Hawai’i Life, this home is a contributor-driven showcase of bespoke design and modern luxury. Located on a hillside setting in stunning Lanikai, the elegantly contemporary estate was impeccably built to realize a distinctive vision brought to life through artistic collaboration.

 The developer, Raymond Suiter of Crema Builders, is adept at recognizing a good site and 380 Lama Place is among the most upscale in the state. Inspired by the panoramic vistas from Lanikai’s Kaiwa Ridge, every design feature of this home accentuates the breathtaking island scenery.

“The Suiters bought the roughly 0.3-acre lot … in 2015 and built the house, completing it earlier this year,” Paynter wrote of Raymond and his wife, Jackie.

Los Angeles-based interior designer César Giraldo outfitted the house in lavender marble, travertine, teak, and European white oak,” said Paynter, adding that French artist Pierre Bonnefille created the mural in the primary bedroom suite. Giraldo and Bonnefille were among an unmatched group of world-class talent chosen to contribute to the ultra-premium project.

In addition to the extraordinary art pieces that reach from floor-to-ceiling, the home also features precision-made cabinetry and sky-frame windows that amplify abundant natural light. The private yet open residence even has a temperature-controlled wine cellar that is backed up by a solar-powered Tesla Powerwall battery. 

A true 21st century estate, its state-of-the-art technology and fine finishes serve to center views of the Mokulua Islands and Lanikai’s mesmerizing turquoise bay from every floor. And its lush landscaping of endemic tropical plants act as natural privacy barriers, adding to the home’s appeal as a secluded oasis. 

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For additional information about this compound of creative, curated design elements and creature comforts, please email or call 808-800-6278. 

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