Some homes are built to last generations and withstand the test of time. On Kauai, real estate buyers need to be aware of termites, dry rot, and occasional strong winds. Kauai has been affected by two hurricanes in the past 35 years.
Some owners on Kauai have built their homes with insulated concrete forms, which are wind and termite resistant and dry rot is not an issue. The above two homes were built with insulated concrete forms and have recently sold on Kauai in the Aliomanu area.
Stunningly Wrought Contemporary Eco Home in Princeville
5071 Hanalei Plantation Rd. B, Princeville (MLS# 254296)
“Summer Break” is a 2,500 square foot home overlooking Hanalei Bay on Kauai’s North Shore listed for $5,250,000. It was built with Dade County rated concrete and steel construction.
Gorgeous views of Hanalei Bay
Private & Incredibly Strong Kilauea Luxury Home
“The Sand Castle” is a 5,500 square foot home with panoramic ocean and mountain views in Waipake on Kauai’s North Shore listed for $2,775,000. Built from Kauai sand split face brick, this house does not require the maintenance of wood and provides incredible strength against the elements. The upgraded laminated windows are rated to withstand wind at 160mph.
4700 Kapuna Road 4, Kilauea (MLS# 269698)
Throughout the house, marine grade stainless steel has been used for railings and beam fasteners. The 40-year rated roof is screwed down by marine grade steel screws. Drainage has been engineered to to divert water from house using rain gutters, slope of driveway, and two lava rock culverts.
The home also has two solar water heaters with electric backup with a water pressure pump with 80 gallon reserve. For emergency backup, the house is equipped with a 10,000 watt generator, which runs on either gasoline or propane. Currently connected to an industrial sized tank of propane, the generator can be switched “on the fly” to gasoline, if needed.
Well-Built Wailua Home with Extraordinary Craftsman-Type Finishes & Details
Another home of note in this category is an 1,850 square foot home located in Kapaa with panoramic ocean and mountain views listed for $1,650,000.
6823-K Kuamoo RD., Wailua (MLS# 264768)
It was built with split-face concrete masonry wall construction, a first floor concrete slab, and a second floor steel pan and concrete composite floor system, which makes this house incredibly strong. Top quality Fleetwood doors, Breezeway windows, and over-sized g60 laminated windows add security and allow for perpetual panoramic views everywhere.
Aesthetic visual delights from every room
Contact Rod Easterly, REALTOR(B), BIC
(808) 652-2221 | Rod@HawaiiLife.com