Just the address, 3639 Diamond Head Road, speaks volumes. Like a designer label with high brand recognition, the landmark volcanic crater known as Diamond Head is a Hawaii destination that’s sought after, renowned and pricey.
But unlike goods that can be reproduced, luxurious spots to live in this coveted location on Oahu are scarce.
New to the market along a prized stretch of beach is a diamond of sorts priced at US $16.6 million. The two-story home, set on a one-third acre lot, fronts 85 linear feet of sand. Behind it lie the foothills.
Rebuilt to new in 2004, the traditional home gives a nod to classic Hawaii architecture with its double-pitch roof–meaning the top of the wood-shake roof is at a steeper angle than the lower part. Dormer windows bring light into the second story. Stone walls add to the overall charm.
Such attention to detail continues into the nearly 3,200 square feet of living space. Batten-board siding, hardwood floors and crown molding lend elegance to the interiors.
A paneled ceiling tops the living room where pocketing glass doors open to the garden on one side and a patio on the other, expanding the living space outdoors. Views take in the coastline, Diamond Head and the sun setting over the ocean.
A dining area sits off the kitchen, which has a center island and stainless-steel appliances. Light wood cabinetry and a white paneled ceiling with can lights keep the space bright.
The second floor primary suite features vaulted ceilings, a covered lanai that faces the ocean and a walk-in closet with built-in storage. Including the maid’s or guest quarters there are a total of three bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room.
Palm trees line the perimeter of the yard. Manicured lawns, gardens, stone walls, gates and privacy hedges complete the grounds. There is a three-car garage.
Honolulu is about a 15-minute drive from the property. The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is about 20 minutes away.
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