A sought-after coastal compound offers a gracious contemporary island getaway and legendary seaside views
Modern architect Vladimir Ossipoff passed away in 1998, but the preeminent designer left a distinct mark on Hawaiian real estate. Well-known for creating structures apropos to the natural topography, light and climates of the Islands, his legacy includes more than 1,000 completed projects.
Among them: this stunning Mid-century Modern residence set in the sleepy beach town of Lanikai that occupies 20,079 square feet of land boasting awe-inspiring views of crystal-clear, turquoise water and Mokulua Islands.
“Lanikai is repeatedly written up as one of the best beaches in the world,” says Tracy Allen of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, who is listing the property for $12.150 million.
“It is known for its calm waters where you can enjoy an array of sports from your back door. Magical sunrises and moonlight nights with the backdrop of the Islands is a daily visual. It has become even more popular, as [Barack] Obama frequently vacations with his family and close friends in this seaside town.”
Situated at 1234 Mokulua Drive in the Lanikai neighborhood of Kailua, the home was built in 1962 and remodeled in 2018, complete with 6,222 square feet of sleek, sophisticated and open living space crafted by award-winning designer Jamie Jackson. Expect high-quality touches throughout, including Indonesian teak wood, black anodized windows and doors, natural polished concrete flooring, soaring ceilings, and seamless indoor-outdoor environs.
Among the standout features of the three-bedroom home is a gourmet kitchen sporting an expansive central island, Dekton countertops, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, and a butler’s kitchen and pantry; a media room with soundproof walls, a surround-sound system and 3-Form sliding barn doors; and an office.
The master bedroom suite features built-in window seating, and a spa-like bath with dramatic basalt countertops and flooring, a solid teak vanity with dual basins, a free-standing deep-soaking tub by Native Trials and a walk-in shower.
Outdoors, the lushly landscaped grounds are highlighted by walking paths and mature tropical landscaping rife with fruit and flowering trees, as well as a two-bedroom guest cottage. The pool is surrounded by custom teak decking with built-in seating and concrete planter boxes, while a barbecue dining pavilion is flanked by a 600-bottle wine refrigeration system. An adjacent, elevated lanai offers space and flexibility for a gym or yoga room, and a three-car garage and gated courtyard has space for up to eight automobiles.
“The home’s stunning linear architectural style and dramatic pitched roofline—coupled with one of the most beautiful oceanfront locations in the world—makes this property so special,” says Allen. “This home is breathtaking beyond words and simply magical…if you are looking for an incomparable setting with surreal views and stunning modern design, welcome home.”
Written by Wendy Bowman
Photographs: courtesy of Andy Landgraf of 360 Productions LLC
Tracy Allen | Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties
List price $12.150 million